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Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Odyssey

Title : The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Genre:  Mythology
Pages: 448
Kindle : got it as a free kindle book
book synopsis 
Odysseus has been away from Ithaca, the Greek city-state under his rule, for ten years while fighting in the Trojan War. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus begins the long journey home to his wife and son; however, his journey is plagued by misfortune as the gods feud over his fate, leaving the Ithacans to believe that he has died.

The Odyssey is attributed to the poet Homer and, after its companion poem the Iliad, is the second-oldest surviving work of Western literature. Composed sometime around the eighth century BC, the ancient Greek poem has since been translated into many languages and serves as an important source of information on ancient Greek culture and mythology. Actor Sean Bean took on the role of Odysseus in the 2004 film Troy, which depicted the events directly leading up to the voyage of the Odyssey

My thoughts
rating: 2 stars
First time I've read it and I can't understand why some people like it at all , it made me cross eyed trying to understand what was going on, and the only reason I picked this up was because I told my sister I would read it since its her favorite book. Its a book I would never have picked up otherwise. What can I say except I should of listened to my friend Frishawn , she was right about it been a long poem which it is as well as being boring and confusing  .  

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