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Troy by Adèle Geras
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Dec 09, 2010

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Read from December 22 to 28, 2010

I am not marking this for spoilers for parts of the Trojan War stories; and I didn't care about the characters she made up, so I won't bother telling their stories.

I really wanted to like this. I expected to like this. I have a thing about the Trojan War, I have a bit of a crush on Hector, and I adored the idea of the Trojan War from the view of the Girls.

It was jumpy, like a movie or a TV show, switching between its characters too much. I also wanted Andromache's story, or Helen's, or Cassandra's. (Someone should write Andromache's. I have read both Cassandra and Helen); I don't care about made up servant girls. It was like Rome; I didn't care about the made up soldiers, thank you very much, I could have done with more Octavia and Atia, or more Gaius and Octavius. So jumpy, so much switching about between characters...she killed Hector and I didn't care, because he was pretty muc not a character to begin with. ((sigh))

But, I found, in the end that I did care about poor Astyanax. Poor boy. But maybe it just reminded me of Euripides; Homer steered so clear of the end of the war, and Aeneas was All Heroic in his escape with the people he could get out.

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12/22/2010 page 80
21.0% "Commit. Pick a character. Make a decision about what you think about a character."

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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I'm sorry you didn't like it, but this confirms two things: 1) that our reading taste is pretty much the same, and 2) my reason for not finishing it was that I couldn't STAND all the p.o.v. jumps.

Tori I do trust your recommendations on books more than I do with just about anyone.

I think without the POV jumps it would have been much better. I would kind of like to read it without the POV jumps.

(I am not reading Ithaka.)

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