[Edit: Originally published October 29, 2018] With page after page of jokes that will have you rolling with laughter, Pantheon has to be one of the best retellings of the Egyptian Osiris myth that I have ever seen. Featuring such events as, masturbating the universe into existence, giving birth to someone that already existed and Set being… Continue reading Pantheon by Hamish Steele
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
[Edit: Originally published January 7, 2017] A delightfully funny and entertaining read. An angel and demon who are kind of friends, a misplaced anti-christ, the four horse persons of the apocalypse, and the one single prophetess who was actually right with her predictions. It’s got a pretty large cast of characters, which are helpfully listed… Continue reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Changing Times by Dakota Collins
[Edit: Originally published June 29, 2016] The gods have slipped into obscurity and with this their powers are dwindling, some are doing better than others. Dionysus has all but isolated himself from the other gods, that is, until he runs into Apollo busking on the street. Apollo and Dionysus don’t have the best history but… Continue reading Changing Times by Dakota Collins
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
[Edit: Originally published on June 4, 2016] I was in middle school, seventh, possibly eighth grade, when I attempted to struggle my way through the Iliad. I did it. I don’t remember it, but I did it. Either way, years later when I was just starting college, I heard about The Song of Achilles. It was the story… Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Irish Wonders: The Ghost, Giants, Pookas, Demons, Leprechawns, Banshees, Fairies, Witches, Widows, Old Maids, And Other Marvels Of The Emerald Isle… by David Rice McAnally Jr.
[Edit: Originally published on April 18, 2018] Originally published in 1888, this book is a primary source text of stories from Ireland. The stories are told in a combination of exposition text for the stories and then dialogue of the people who are telling the stories. The dialogue is written in what’s supposed to be… Continue reading Irish Wonders: The Ghost, Giants, Pookas, Demons, Leprechawns, Banshees, Fairies, Witches, Widows, Old Maids, And Other Marvels Of The Emerald Isle… by David Rice McAnally Jr.