"Clarke uses a modern idiom that's sometimes jarring ('Hera hissed, ‘Don't you dare take any notice of that mindless bitch' ') but never ridiculous, and he manages to keep the large cast of characters from stumbling all over each other on the page—more than can be said for Homer."
Whitbread-winner Clarke (The Chymical Wedding
, 1989, etc.) offers a fresh and lively retelling of the Trojan War: a kind of ur-text of the events that made Homer famous.
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