logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Lost Books of the Odyssey - Zachary Mason
The Lost Books of the Odyssey
by: (author)
4.00 20
A BRILLIANT AND BEGUILING REIMAGINING OF ONE OF OUR GREATEST MYTHS BY A GIFTED YOUNG WRITERZachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, reimagines Homer’s classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With brilliant... show more
A BRILLIANT AND BEGUILING REIMAGINING OF ONE OF OUR GREATEST MYTHS BY A GIFTED YOUNG WRITERZachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, reimagines Homer’s classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer’s original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary page-turner that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312680466 (0312680465)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
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.
Other editions (10)
Books by Zachary Mason
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?