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The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
The Penelopiad
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2.33 30
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781921351198
Publisher: Text Publishing
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Canongate Myths (#2)
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
I was somewhat trepiditious coming to this after The Handmaid's Tale, which, whilst very good, I found to be heavy going. However, Atwood gives the ghost of Penelope a very modern, chatty voice which is very easy to read. Since the book is also short, this disappeared very rapidly! Penelope delive...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 POV's and unheard voices
For such a short thing, it certainly packed a punch. Between the unreliable but scathing narrator and the creepy chorus, I found myself running the whole gamut of reactions, from laughter to shudders. It was an interesting way of taking a stab at all the bits of the Odyssey that make you look as...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
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5.0 Brilliant
Irreverent, insightful, funny, deeply humane and empathetic. The myth of Odysseus is one of my favorite parts of Greek mythology: in telling it from the perspective of Penelope -- with a good bit about Penelope's childhood and youth, and her and Odysseus's marriage thrown in for good measure, as w...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 Brilliant
Irreverent, insightful, funny, deeply humane and empathetic. The myth of Odysseus is one of my favorite parts of Greek mythology: in telling it from the perspective of Penelope -- with a good bit about Penelope's childhood and youth, and her and Odysseus's marriage thrown in for good measure, as w...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
2.0 The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood is a retelling parts of the Odyssey myth from the perspective of Odysseus's wife, Penelope. The author's aim is to answer two questions she had while reading the Odyssey: what led to the handing of Penelope's 12 maids and what was Penelope really up to? This book ...
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