One of four books that changed her, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
THE ODYSSEYRead about another entry on the list.
Another ocean quest, and undoubtedly an influence on C.S. Lewis as well, I love The Odyssey for its episodic journeying structure, and its weirdness (especially when you compare it with The Iliad). There's something wonderfully open about narratives where someone goes out into the unknown just to see what's out there.
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