First rate, another hit for Mr. T.
You do not have to be familiar with Greek mythology to enjoy this book. It explores the motivations and experiences of individual family members after the sacrifice of one of their own to the Gods. Betrayal, murder and love. It is all here in this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I'm not familiar with the original legend. This story is full of revenge, deception, murders, isolation. It all blends together for an intriguing story.
The character of Clytemnestra was the strongest portrayed. At first, her motivations seemed fueled in revenge & rage. But then........
The ancient Gods are waning in power, the World is new again; the ways unknown.
A fun story and well told.
An amazing beginning, a good concept, a disappointing conclusion. Why does Toibin continue to disappoint?
The ancient story of Clytemnestra, as told by the exultant, avenging murderess herself. Bloody, eloquent and strange.
A wonderful book, Colm Toibin has a way of writing that immediately draws you in. In what seems like a moment you are a hundred pages in and living his words.
A modern retelling of an ancient Greek Classic. A story filled with tragedy and revenge. What's not to like? I really enjoyed this.
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