Helen of Troy
Publish date: August 3rd 2006
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 611
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Greek Mythology
I like to think that I'm a fast reader. Generally the speed at which I read a book - assuming I have the time - reflects how much I'm enjoying it. And although I did enjoy this book, it was SUCH a slow read. I have no idea why, but it just seemed to drag, even though the content was interesting. I l...
Why was her childhood abduction by Theseus completely left out? Every other little inconsequential thing in her life is talked about in exhaustive detail. What really gets me about this is a version of Menelaus that you almost never get. The author gave his relationship with Helen a depth that, to m...
Overall the book was a decent read. However, George's Memoirs of Cleopatra was much better written, perhaps because there is a good amount of historical evidence regarding Cleopatra unlike Helen of Troy. I had difficulty getting into the involvement of the Greek gods in the storyline as well as the ...
I couldn't bring myself to pick this back up. I'm maybe 300 pages in, and not feeling the love. I'm giving up.
One of the most boring, badly written, snooze-inducing novels that I have ever waded through. Here, Margaret George takes on the Iliad and reduces it into cheap trash. Helen is a sluttish, boring, one note, and no one else really rises up to the material, with the possible exception of Odysseus. Be ...
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