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A Superb Take on an Epic Classic,
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This review is from: The Girl from Ithaca (Kindle Edition)
Cherry Gregory manages to write a superb and confident reimagining of Homer's epic tale of `The Odyssey.'
As a great admirer of Ancient Greek mythology and culture I found the book to be absolutely captivating and surprisingly fresh given the age of the original tale.
The book focuses on Odysseus' sister, Neomene as she travels to inform her brother of the impending danger of the Spartan ships that have set sail.
The story includes the events that should be familiar to anybody who has heard of these myths before-hand such as the Trojan War and characters such as Helen and Paris which really flesh out and contextualise the piece perfectly.
This book does not require any knowledge of mythology to be enjoyable as Cherry Gregory writes in a style that is instantly gripping and exciting. The story is more focused on the tests that life throws at Neomene and how these experiences alter her throughout than it is on heavy mythology so do not be put off because you might think that the prospect of the content to be daunting.
Couldn't recommend highly enough.