Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Annabel Lyon's Top 10 Books of the Ancient World

Over at the Guardian Annabel Lyon, who is celebrating the British launch of her excellent The Golden Mean, writes on ten historical novels dealing with the ancient world which subvert expectations. Coming in at number two, Grant Buday's Dragonflies.

A prose retelling of the Iliad from Odysseus's point of view. The great strength of Buday's novel isn't in any formal innovation or revisionism. Rather, it's the crispness, humour and beauty of the prose that make this book worth seeking out.

If you have not read it you really should seek it out. You can also see Annabel's other picks here.

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