Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Later, years later, I would hear a song made of our meeting. The boy who sang it was unskilled, missing notes more often than he hit, yet the sweet music of verses shone through his mangling. I was not surprised by the portrait of myself: the proud witch undone before the hero's sword, kneeling and … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: House of Names by Colm Tóibín

We are all hungry now. Food merely whets our appetite, it sharpens our teeth; meat makes us ravenous for more meat, as death is ravenous for more death. Murder makes us ravenous, fills the soul with satisfaction that is fierce and then luscious enough to create a taste for further satisfaction. Drawing from Greek mythology, House … Continue reading Book Review: House of Names by Colm Tóibín