It’s All Greek For Us

Two new books inspired by Homer’s epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey have become fast favorites here at Diesel. Alison is as bewitched by David Malouf’s Ransom as Malouf’s protagonist, the sheltered King Priam, is by the wider world when he enters it (plus donkey) to plead for the body of his slain son Hector. And while we’re not quite dashing ourselves against any seacliffs, the news that Zachary Mason, author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey, will be coming to our Oakland store on February 25th is certainly Siren song to our ears.

NPR seems equally entranced by this epic new duo: you can listen to Alan Cheuse’s review on All Things Considered here.

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