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Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Jan 11, 12

bookshelves: classics, read-2012
Read on January 11, 2012

I don't have a formal review in my head for this one. I read it today in a waiting room while my son was knocked out having oral surgery, so I was, perhaps, a bit distracted.

The language was exquisite, if a bit florid at times, but this quibble can surely be pinned on the age of the piece. There were many flashes of imagery that jumped off the page, but the plot often meandered. Overall, there were parts I simply loved and parts I found my eyes trying to gloss over sleepily.

I would recommend this for anyone craving a well-executed tale of a primal myth, but only if/when you are suitably fortified to consume Shelley's lacy style. I found it a fine example of the author's dramatic works.
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