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Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians) by George O'Connor
4.0 out of 5 stars Zeus:King of the Gods, 16 Nov 2013
When my copy of Zeus arrived, I was slightly surprised that the cover art, at least, seemed to be designed for younger readers. Nevertheless, the actual content was fine and not too childish. The artwork is effective and as a fan of both Classics and comics I found it to contain a nice amalgamation of the two, and was interested to read that the author was inspired by the comic book Thor.

My only comment would be that this is probably a little more suitable for younger readers, but I endorse any attempt to bring the Classics to life and especially this effort to combine it with the style of a graphic novel.
Die Erfindung des Lebens: Roman by Hanns-Josef Ortheil
Die Erfindung des Lebens: Roman by Hanns-Josef Ortheil
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and what a discovery!, 12 Oct 2013
This - autobiographical - novel is a diamond and I am amazed to find that nothing by this writer has, as yet, been translated into English. The first-person narration about a six-year old boy who is , like his mother, completely mute is unparalleled in its sensitive portrayal of the symbiotic relationship between a profoundly damaged, musically-gifted and sensitive mother and her equally sensitive son. The way in which a loving but distant father takes charge of the second phase of his unconventional education is another beautifully handled shift. The boy's discovery of music is one of the high points of the book as is his mother's re-discovery of her voice, leading to her son's sudden and… Read more
Charlotte Mew: and Her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald
Charlotte Mew: and Her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I thought this was such a beautifully-written, loving portrait of a remarkable woman and brilliant poet. Why do people not know her work today? This biographical work, with verses and lines from the poems embedded in it and with a good selection of them as an appendix, provides a superb introduction to her deeply troubled yet dignified life and work. What a discovery for me.