Ransom by David Malouf

Reminiscent of: Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis Summary: The Iliad begins with Achilles, the Greeks’ greatest strength, refusing to fight for them, for Agamemnon, who insulted him. But he is the only one who can defeat the Trojan prince Hector. One of the greatest stories of The Iliad is Achilles’ final vengefulContinue reading “Ransom by David Malouf”

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

My first Salman Rushdie novel. The fabulous writing has left me in awe. The Enchantress of Florence is a book about storytelling and adventure and magic of the crude, unrestrained, undiluted kind; unlike the magic you encounter in modern fantasy, this is wholly inexplicable. A yellow-haired traveller shows up in Emperor Akbar’s court in FatehpurContinue reading “The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie”