Lies We Sing to the Sea: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! New for 2023, a sapphic YA fantasy romance inspired by Greek mythology, for all fans of The Song of Achilles

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Lies We Sing to the Sea: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! New for 2023, a sapphic YA fantasy romance inspired by Greek mythology, for all fans of The Song of Achilles

Lies We Sing to the Sea: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! New for 2023, a sapphic YA fantasy romance inspired by Greek mythology, for all fans of The Song of Achilles

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it’s almost like Underwood doesn’t actually know anything about the cultural context of the time period!

And it wasn't even bending history for story purposes- the coffee appears in a comparison for dark brown, which was wholly unneeded. Mathias is the Greek form of Matthew, not something that a 4th century BCE pagan prince of Ithaca would be named.Gorgeous, tragic, and timeless, Underwood’s Lies We Sing to the Sea makes an age-old story feel new again. ISBN: 9780008518080 Author: Underwood, Sarah Publisher: Electric Monkey Publication Date: 29th February 2024 Imprint: Electric Monkey Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823. Anyway, if you want a feminist version of The Odyssey written by a female Homeric scholar that’s been studying for literal decades, read The Odyssey translation by Emily Wilson. This is a fabulous tale of 12 murdered maids from Homer's Odyssey, when I started it I had no real expectations for it but absolutely loved it. This book has no redeeming qualities, the characters are boring, the plot is nonsensical, and there are so many factual and historical inaccuracies that make it abundantly clear the author read a Greek mythology retelling and thought, “I, who know nothing about Ancient Greece and never read the Illiad or Odyssey, can definitely do this, too”.

It feels like you could break it down into episodes of a TV show, with the Cyclops, the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks and Sirens. ALSO ALSO, it’s one thing to say that Odysseus probably wasn’t 100% faithful to Penelope (fair enough), but saying he was “sleeping his way around Greece” is. so like, apart from the already admittedly pretty bad optics of a British person positioning herself as an expert of some sort on Greek classical tradition (give back the fucking Elgin Marbles then, why don’t you!

And she has the gall to confidently claim that there's been no retelling of The Odyssey that portrays Penelope as complex and not blameless, as if Margaret Atwood were a nobody that never wrote a Penelopiad years before this author was around. and yea, when I say unclear I do unfortunately mean these questions are never answered or they’re given multiple vague and contradictory answers). Instead, she wakes on a mysterious island and meets a girl with green eyes and the power to command the sea. A reclamation of a story from thousands of years ago, Lies We Sing to the Sea is about love and fate, grief and sacrifice, and, ultimately, the power we must find within.



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