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The Lost Books is a highly satisfying read.
Mr. Mason has succeeded in writing very believable midrash on the Homeric epics which illuminate the text by giving us further angles by which to view.
Each chapter is a complete short story in itself, and together they form a much more complicated story or set of stories.
This is a thoughtful idea, although I admit that from the perspective of a trained classicist, some of these stories have content that is hit and miss. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Ryan Mease
Whatever inspired the author to write this, bravo. And bravo to his editor. I fell in love with these stories, and with the writing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LoveMusic
I enjoyed reading the "lost books" and reflecting on the myths and stories - very enjoyable. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SJ Kash
A work of real genius, Mason has managed to improve upon not only Homer but the whole Greek tradition. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Bamford
So far I like it. Perhaps a bit convoluted but so is the original. There is much originality and I'm sure as I get further into it I will enjoy the bookPublished 13 months ago by coastalkate
Very creative and well written. No academic slog here. Every page is rewarding. Worth the money. I ordered one for a friend who is pursuing creative writing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by A. Thomas
While anyone can take pleasure from these stories, those who are familiar with the Odyssey will find Mason's book particularly clever and funny. Read morePublished 15 months ago by KC Boas
HIGHLY recommended! One of the best books I ever read.
A language and invention like Borges, his ideas had me exclaim with joy. Read more
The more familiar you are with the Odyssey, the more this book will resonate with you. Every chapter tells a different unconnected story, but each story has a connection with the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mrs. E