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Decent retelling of Greek myth but…
Reviewed in Canada on September 29, 2021
I love mythology and I was excited to read this. I think part of the problem was this book was so hyped it couldn’t live up to the expectations set by others. That is my own issue.
I also find feet disgusting so the protagonist narrator going on and on about his foot fetish disgusted me to the point I struggled to continue in places.
The final problem I had was the constant sexual assault of every female character ( except one who is herself a rapist). There are also few female characters and this doesn’t pass Bechdel. I understand part of this is the source material but I’ve read Circe by this author and there’s a graphic rape scene in that as well. The author just seems to like them.
The overall writing style is enjoyable and I appreciate new life being given to old stories. I also like that there is mlm or gay representation.
Unfortunately due to the sheer amount of sexual assault on this book along with the creepy foot fetish I will be regifting my copy and don’t intend to reread it.