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Read and re-read! And, cruised part of the voyage....
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Epic, should be read by everyone.
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Jun 19th, 2015
I have been in love with greek and roman mythology for years but this is the first time I have read one of the sources for them. I think I feared that the writing style would be too 'antique'. I was delightfully surprised by Fagles' translation and found this to be a fascinating read and gave flesh and depth to many of the myths I thought I knew.
May 10th, 2015
Jan 18th, 2015
This is a romantic adventure where a man perseveres to reunite with his wife through harsh travels.
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Aug 20th, 2013
The Odyssey is a classic for a reason. After all, it's essentially the father of all travel novels and road movies. It is a great introduction to ancient Greek literature (which is much more accessible and fun that many people believe) and Greek mythology. It's a story with something for everyone - a little bit of humor, a little bit of tragedy, some action and adventure, some romance, and plenty of blood and guts.
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8th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek