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Odyssey (Adaptation)

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
'The Odyssey' is one of humanity's oldest and most famous legends, an inspired epic relating man's adventures and the gods at play. This graphic novel narrates the triumph of human genius when faced with the pitfalls of destiny.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by IDW Publishing (first published October 17th 1991)
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Hm. On the one hand, it's not really fair to judge ancient stories by modern standards. But on the other hand, it actually is kinda fair, dammit. Odysseus, our hero, is essentially a giant gary-stu that everyone is in love with, and if you don't like him you can just fuck right off (quickly, or you will probably end up dead, just fyi). He can do no wrong, his son can do no wrong, his poor wife that is stuck in her house for 20 years thanks to shitty ancient greek patriarchal society (and because ...more
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May 22, 2016 Adrià Sant'anna rated it liked it
No me leí exactamente esta adaptación pero como no he encontrado la misma pues pongo esta que se asemeja bastante en el número de páginas.
Recuerdo que me gustó bastante porque en esa época estaba muy viciado a God of War y cualquier cosa que estuviera relacionado con la mitología griega me fascinaba.
As usual, Oxford children's editions prove their superiority. The writing is at a high enough level to stretch upper elementary readers and immerse them in wondrous words, but it is also clear enough for them to understand. Very little is omitted from the story of Odysseus as Homer presents it. My one quibble is that the order of Homer's narrative has been rearranged to approximate a more chronological order, so the first half of the book is packed with Odysseus' adventures (told in omniscient n ...more
Hector Ramirez
Oct 11, 2013 Hector Ramirez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Odyssey by Homer is an exciting story that tells about Odysseus and his endless journey trying to reach home.

The book starts at the end of the Trojan war. The victorious Greeks begin their journey back home but one of those Greeks (Odysseus) is not so lucky. After ripping Polyphemus' eye, he prays to Poseidon to make sure Odysseus never returns home and if he does some how everyone won't know who he is. After many obstacles, he returns home only to find that nobody knows who he is. With th
Rachel Worley
Oct 16, 2012 Rachel Worley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't find the exact version of The Odyssey that I read (I read the version translated by Richard Lattimore). This is one of my favorite books of Ancient history... very interesting. This book had me wondereing what would happen to Odysseus next and I couldn't wait to read that part where he was reunited with his wife and son. My expectations were more than fulfilled... it had a very exciting and dramatic ending. I definitely want to re-read this one.
Jan 24, 2012 Hector rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that the book has to be one of my favorites. Odysseus is one of those few Greek heroes who managed to still be alive after almost being destroyed by Poseidon. The back had a lot of action from the beginning to the end. I like how Odysseus kills the suitors at the end of story.
Jul 21, 2008 Kaykay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great retold version! Beautifully written!!! :-)
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