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Mar 25, 2021
The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Emily Wilson tells the tale of Lord Odysseus, king of lies, master of trickery, and ruler of Ithaca. It tells the tale of a complicated man, who was lost and then found. It follows the story of Odysseus trying to find his way back home after the 10-year Trojan war and Telemachus, the son of Odysseus who has never met his father, trying to find Odysseus. We get to see Odysseus’s journey, which lasted another 10 years, while he tried to get back home to Ithaca where his family is being harassed. This book is an intense roller-coaster. I personally thought the book was lukewarm, one chapter would be very interesting and then the next would be fairly boring. Overall, the premise of trying to find your family to find yourself is wonderful. I recommend this book to any person who has knowledge of Greek mythology, The Iliad, and anyone who likes Percy Jackson.