We Followed Odysseus
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We Followed Odysseus

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
We Followed Odysseus" is the story of two legendary sailors-one from the ancient world, the other from today. Set against the backdrop of Homer's great tale, Hal Roth tells the fascinating story of sailing a small boat in the wake of Odysseus. Crossing oceans and seas in pursuit of his goal, Roth, with the help of his wife, Margaret, retraces the voyages of Odysseus along...more
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Seaworthy Publications Inc.
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Four stars because I'd recommend it if, like me, you finished the Odyssey and immediately started fantasizing about retracing his voyage yourself. Otherwise, you can safely skip it.

A more philosophical writer might have connected his voyage with Odysseus's in a more personal or insightful way. And a more flowery writer might have evoked the scenes of Odysseus's trip, both then and now, more vividly. Roth is a sailing geek first, literature geek second, so an awful lot of this book is given over...more
interesting subject, so-so writing, affability of author notwithstanding
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