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Phone Home, Persephone! by Kate McMullan
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Sep 18, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: persephone, kiddie
Read in September, 2009

This book is squarely aimed at the kiddies, yet as a full grown adult with some gray whiskers I found I enjoyed it nonetheless. In fact I thought it was better than Gods Behaving Badly, which has a similar concept but with an adult orientation. Actually that book attempts to bring the Olympian gods into the modern era, whereas Phone Home Persephone is simply a re-telling of the ancient tale in ancient times. The perspective is modern, but the setting is still ancient. It's full of wry humor, and while the narrator (Hades) subverts the familiar Demeter-Persephone myth, it's also full of authentic details. It's light and fluffy and only took me an hour to read, but I laughed out loud more than once, and I don't laugh easy.
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