4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Funny and entertaining,
This review is from: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) (Paperback)
As a huge Margaret Atwood fan, i was drawn to this book even though my knowledge of mythology is sketchy to say the least! I was not disappointed, this is a great fast paced read, really funny and intelligent.
The Penelopiad is a retelling of the story of Odysseus and Penelope, from Homer's Odyssey. The two are separated for twenty years after Odysseus leaves to fight in the Trojan war and this book picks up the myth from Penelope's point of view. Margaret Atwood brings her distinctive style and take on the story without compromising the overall feel of the original myth. Telling the story from Penelope's view point is original and extremely entertaining. Highly recommended!