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The Lost Books of The Odyssey - Zachary Mason
The Lost Books of The Odyssey
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3.50 30
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780978881153 (097888115X)
Publisher: Starcherone Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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3.0 Les chants perdus de l'Odyssée (French Edition)
An average mix of sometimes remixes, sometimes alternate, sometimes totally out of context fragments that the author wrote as long forgotten books of the Odyssey. Some are brilliant (the Ariana as Calypso fragment is lovely), the one with Penelope as Helen also lovely, others kinda fall flat. It's a...
hpagano
hpagano rated it
4.0 The Lost Books of The Odyssey: A Novel
This is a beautiful collection of tone poems and evocative scenes inspired by the Odyssey. Those looking for a through-composed novel will be disappointed. The collection of stories explores Odysseus and a multitude of other characters and events from both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Author, Mason...
modusa
modusa rated it
the lost books of the odyssey is really a collection of very short "what-if" stories that share as a common thread the homeric hero, odysseus, and his adventures. it doesn't read like a novel to me despite the insistence of the title: there's not really a unified plot but rather thematically-connect...
Brian's Thought Goop
Brian's Thought Goop rated it
4.0 The Lost Books of The Odyssey: A Novel
Great book. Like a master jazz musician riffing on a theme. Didn't try to replace or modernize the Odyssey, but filled in gaps and told alternative versions. I felt like I was sitting in front of fire on a little Greek greek island while a master storyteller wove his tales.
heidenkind
heidenkind rated it
I don't know about this book. It was good in some ways, but I didn't feel any desire to keep reading it.
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