Comments: 11
Lillelara 2 years ago
I love the passages with the gods :D.

How is the book working for you? Do you like it so far?
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I'm loving it. It is dark, it is humorous, it is moving, and it doesn't hold back in questioning the original myths and legends.

Oh, and it is not following in Atwood's footsteps. You know what I mean.
Lillelara 2 years ago
I‘m doing a little happy dance right now :D. I loved this book so much.
Lillelara 2 years ago
Yes, I know what you mean :)
BrokenTune 2 years ago
But man, there are chapters that nearly broke me.
Lillelara 2 years ago
It‘s a horrible story, especially from a female perspective. The very first chapter, with the Trojan woman, who tries to get out of the burning city, already got to me. But that chapter invariably sucked me into the story.
I really loved the story telling in this book.

Btw, both books (this one and the Penelopiad) have the Helen bashing in common.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
True!

And I just read about Penelope wishing she had been able to shut Odysseus up. LoL.

Still, amidst all of the carnage I like that there are also characters who are good and kind just because that is who they are.
Lillelara 2 years ago
Maybe I´m the only one, but I thought Penelope to be a bit whiny in Atwood "The Penelopiad". I liked her much more in this book. I mean, she is married to a philandering a-hole, so she is allowed to be a bit grumpy in regards to her husband.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
She was. She's more matter of fact in this book.
I really want to read this book, but my library doesn't have it, and it's a bit too pricey for me. And the second-hand copies are almost as much as a new copy.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Yeah, I hope the price will change once the pb is released.