I managed three books this month:
- Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
- Circe – Madeline Miller
- The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood
I’ll eventually get round to writing the reviews, but Never Let Me Go left a hole in my life that neither The Art of Fielding or A Man Called Ove could fill.
At the beginning of this week I tried Circe and couldn’t put it down. The Penelopiad was a good follow-up and I enjoyed the crossed paths of the two modernised versions of Circe and Penelope.
On the purchasing front, I treated myself to The Odyssey: Rendered into prose for those who can’t read the original (the best ‘I’m lazy’ sub-title I’ve come across yet). I’ve picked it up and put it down partly because it uses the Roman names for the gods, and I’d brought it hoping to finally try to pin down the Greek gods and stories.
As a result I’ve now added The (actual) Oydyssey to my wish-list.