Elektra: No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller from the Author of ARIADNE

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Elektra: No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller from the Author of ARIADNE

Elektra: No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller from the Author of ARIADNE

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I loved (while I hated) every second of walking through their grief and seeing all the different ways one deals with it. My prophecies rip out my insides, but still they come, unbidden, even as I quake at the consequences.

felt there wasn’t enough new material built into the story, so it felt like a ‘telling’ rather than ‘retelling’ of a story I was already very familiar with.

Jennifer Saint, thanks to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, read Classical Studies at King’s College, London. Jennifer Saint grew up reading Greek mythology and was always drawn to the untold stories hidden within the myths.

I mean I’m putting a spoiler up but does it count as a spoiler when these poems and plays have been around for over 2000 years? The writing flowed well, and there was no choppiness when Saint switched from one POV to another, though the most compelling chapters for me were the ones told by Clytemnestra. I would not hesitate to recommend this to those with a fondness for feminist retellings of stories from the Greek myths.

The history of the family was full of brutal murder, adultery, monstrous ambition, and rather more cannibalism than one would expect. Admittedly, I didn't particularly like Elektra, as a person, but her story was just as interesting to me as the others'. Nitpicky, I know, just something I noticed, yet which, of course, did not take away from the overall telling of the tale. Except for a sequence that could have been finished in a hundred pages, all the exciting stuff is off-page and I frankly kinda hated every single character in the book. While naturally, the women are not on the same side, never in the story is one the ‘bad guy’, each of them knows why they do what they do and narratively it makes sense.

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