Friday, April 12, 2019

Nine top books inspired by mythology

Kris Waldherr's new book is The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel.

At The Strand Magazine she tagged ten favorite books inspired by mythology, including:
Circe, Madeline Miller

In Homer’s The Odyssey, the hero Odysseus had the Hardest Time Ever™ returning home to his wife, Penelope, after fighting in the Trojan War. One reason? The enchantress Circe, who transformed Odysseus’s comrades into swine by way of a spell. Miller casts a spell of her own in this sumptuous novel, which unspools the story of Circe from her distinct perspective. In the words of an author friend, “Every sentence in this book is like a string of pearls.”
Read about another entry on the list.

Circe is among Katharine Duckett's eight novels that reexamine literature from the margins and Steph Posts' thirteen top novels set in the world of myth.

Also see: six YA books for fans of Circe by Madeline Miller.

--Marshal Zeringue