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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
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Apr 08, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: very-disappointed, classical-civs, canadian, feminist

It's been four years since I read it, but I still remember my distaste for this book. It was my first introduction to Atwood, and (sadly) it put me off her for two more years. I read the entire book in one two hour setting (I skipped the songs). Overall, I think I was just really disappointed; I had just finished reading The Odyssey, and I was super excited when I heard that this book had been published. I just found it boring; I couldn't feel sympathetic towards Penelope, I really couldn't get into the story, and I only finished it because I had nothing better to do that afternoon.
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Chloe Lee It might be better if you read the in-between bits of the maids, because it will give more sense to the thing at the end.

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