This is her third historical novel, and it is absolutely glorious to read.
This author, Ms. Jong, is one of the most underestimated writers of today, does herself well with this wonderful work of historical fiction.
Sappho, as her heroine is not only uninteresting, but has no single aspect of her personality that makes me like her.
i read this book several years ago. Sadly, I lost my hard copy of the book.
But, Amazon had one for sale. Read more
Such a great idea for a novel, but such a wasted opportunity! Sappho is one of the world's great poets, but you'd never guess it from this supposedly first person account. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kristin Ohman
Honestly, I think this story could be called the Odyssey of Sappho – her travels are reminiscent of Ulysses’ journey through real and mythological realms. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Katie H.
I've always had a fondness for the Greek Classics: the ancient religion, the philosophy, the histories, the plays, the heroic epics. Read morePublished 7 months ago by william newmoon
Sappho was known to to the ancients as the greatest lyricist of all time, the Poetess who rivaled and perhaps surpassed the Poet Homer. She is known to moderns scarcely at all. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Doc Rakestraw
If you've heard me refer to a certain popular book as 50 Shades of Slutty, you may think me a prude.
You would be wrong.
I don't loathe erotica. Read more
Sappho's enduring reputation is her love of women; even imparting her name to the Sapphic love of lesbian erotica. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amelia Gremelspacher
Jong's translations of what is left of Sappho's poetry are a little iffy, but recognizable. The story itself is beautiful. Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Chi
I liked Fear of Flying, but not this one. Sometimes only one title from an author is plenty.Published on May 7, 2010 by Buffy