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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.
A work of real genius, Mason has managed to improve upon not only Homer but the whole Greek tradition. Read morePublished 4 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 13 months ago by Mrs. E
One of my favorites. A prior knowledge of the Odyssey is helpful, but even if you are not, you will still love these stories. Lyrical, ironic, memorable.Published 13 months ago by John Antista
The book is composed of short exerpts of what could have been, sometimes with more than one version. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Celena
The Lost Books of the Odyssey presents alternative endings and story snippets "omitted" from the printed version of Homer's Odyssey. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jo Ann Butler