Book Review: Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

The legend of Medusa is one that is known to most Western readers, I imagine. A hideous and fearsome monster. A Gorgon with snakes instead of hair who turns all who gaze upon her into stone. In Stone Blind, Natalie Haynes opens this legend up, showing us who Medusa is from birth, the curse that… Continue reading Book Review: Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe - Madeline Miller (Little, Brown, and Company, 2018) I had high hopes for Circe after enjoying The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller so much and I'm pleased to report that this book didn't disappoint. Circe is our main character and our narrator. She is a daughter of Titans, daughter of Helios, the sun… Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) The Porpoise is a re-telling of Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which is a re-telling of the story of Apollonius, which is a story told by many writers and oral story-tellers going back at least as far as John Gower in 1393. This, at least,… Continue reading Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon