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Ore from the mine:
Penelope: 'What more do you want from him?' I ask them. By this time I'm crying. 'Just tell me!'
But they only run away. Read more
This is a charming book, which I reread on my Kindle. It's a wonderful feminist re-reading of the Odyssey.Published 2 months ago by R. Larson
I enjoy reading myths and nuanced retelling even more. Atwood does an excellent of telling Penelope's side to the story. Myths so often come from the male point of view.Published 3 months ago by Lisa Chretien
I don't know that I can review this book objectively. I did not like it at all and I don't know if it's because I was expecting something else, something better, maybe? Read morePublished 4 months ago by K P Ambroziak
In The Penelopiad Margaret Atwood gives us a satirical view of the events of The Odyssey. Penelope and her twelve hanged maids speak to us from Hades in our own time, which allows... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christopher Walborn
This was a book that was very well written, a quick read and very interesting. Telling the story as a Greek drama, with chorus and all from the perspectives after death, was... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mirrani
Usually a big fan of Margaret Atwood so I feel compelled to read whatever she writes.
Her last few were a disappointment. Read more
Margaret Atwood was asked to venture into the area of Greek mythology and craft a story from that time. She chose Penelope, the long suffering wife of Odysseus of Trojan War fame. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Schwartz