Tag Archives: History/Myth

The Voyage of the Basilisk – Marie Brennan

I have been egregiously long in getting to this, especially given I very much enjoyed the first two. I was even longer, because I was an utter fool last time I was in a bookshop. I saw they had the … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

Oh. Em. Gee. I loved it so much. I mean, I kind of expected to enjoy it, given that I enjoy the world-building aspect of Tolkien more than the story-telling, but it was just brilliant. I have been way way … Continue reading

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The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 5: Imperial Phase Part 1 – Gillen, McKelvie, Wilson, Cowles

I’m not 100% sure what keeps pulling me back to this series. I’ve said before how I’m not super in love with it, I’ve critiqued it, I’ve said how I’ve read much better comics than this… but I do keep … Continue reading

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Pantheon – Hamish Steele

Reading this book was like having a chat with a Classicist. Which sounds daft, I know, but hear me out. One of the things I loved about my Classics friends at uni (and still do, however we may not see … Continue reading

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World – Lyndall Gordon

I don’t often read biography. I’m not sure why; it just mostly doesn’t appeal to me, though I do treasure my biography of Michael Ventris* somewhat. And I’m assuming historical fiction based on the life of Cicero doesn’t count. So … Continue reading

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Imperium – Robert Harris

So… it may be known that I am a woman of predictable tastes. And it may be known that “Cicero” fits very very neatly into them. So it’s no shock I adored Imperium. I mean, also the fact I’d read it … Continue reading

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House of Names – Colm Tóibín

Hot on the heels of Bright Air Black, another literary reinterpretation of a Classical myth (this time, the Oresteia)… which was probably a bad idea. I mean, this has been on my reading pile for ages, so I was going to get … Continue reading

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