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Gilgamesh by Derrek Hines
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Oct 14, 08

bookshelves: adventure, classic, mideast, poetry, friendship, myths-and-gods, war, sex
Read in January, 2005, read count: 4

This has to be one of my favorite retellings of Gilgamesh. Hines narrates the story in 60 pages, never wasting a word, but sometimes telling the story obliquely, through other characters who interact with the great (and not-so-great) Gilgamesh. The writing shines, the characters are simultaneously human and divine, and the story has an interesting pacing to it.
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