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  • A Thousand Ships
  • Natalie Haynes
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  • 03 April 2018
  • 9780063065390

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A Thousand Ships Free download ↠ 100 T is the men’s They have waited long enough for their turn This was never the story of one woman or two It was the story of them all In the middle of the night a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over Troy has fallenFrom the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks to the princess. I feel I would have enjoyed this book if I knew less of the source material Now a lot of the short chapters feel like a retelling or even an infodump than truly a stand alone story with fully realized characters Survivors victims perpetrators these roles are not always separate People can be wounded and wounding at the same time or at different times in the same lifeA Thousand Ships starts of with poetic visions of what razing a city means fires so bright that people and birds awake from an illusion of sun Natalie Haynes intends to give voices to the females involved often victim of the war for Troy and the subseuent events Sometimes her approach feels almost fan fiction like I found it strangely satisfactory to finally understand how the wooden horse entered Troy and how we got the Laocoon group but in the end following all the threads shows a lot of the events must just be attributed to divine interventions and an anachronistic Malthusian view the Greek Pantheon supposedly had towards humansFor the Trojan Women known from Euripides his work the Greek are barbarians showing how much history is written by victors This sentence at the end of the book reinforces that messaging He is learning that in any war the victors may be destroyed as completely as the vanuished They still have their lives but they have given up everything else in order to keep them They sacrifice what they do not realize they have until they have lost it And so the man who can win the war can only rarely survive the peaceDespite their stories being known as said already Euripides already in antiuity lifted their fates from The Iliad the level of brutality towards the conuered is unsettling With children being thrown from the city walls and Andromache being forced to bed the responsible man who is the son of the man who killed her husband Hector as a sad highlight Also the life of Cassandra blessed with foresight and cursed by never being believed is terrible and raises uestions of predestination and free will Hekabe being a badass to the Thracian king in chapter 28 is nice as wellI uite liked the recurring postmodern complaints from muze Calliope in respect to Homer but in general I feel that 43 chapters in a book not much above 300 pages did not help with giving the stories of all the women involved emotional gravitas Sentences like these from someone you only follow for 10 pages feel a bit empty I ll grief for my family when I am alone What if you never areHow the gods are depicted also grated why is Athena a whiny little girl in this rendition of the verdict of Paris Apollo COVID 19ying the Greeks for revenge felt kind of interesting but Eris for instance was a walking cliche of a revenge and envy driven characterIn the end I feel Margaret Atwood her The Penelopiad and House of Names by Colm T ib n and even The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller do a better job of reimagining the source material that in itself is already very rich than the fragmentary and sometimes almost infodump like approach of A Thousand ShipsI found the audiobook narration by the author delightful and love the cover of the book but in the end this was a 25 star read for meuotes I enjoyed Even in war there are rules Our losses will be shared she said You should save your sorrow for yourself She curved beneath her dress like a dolphin or a seal arcing through the surface of the waterWaiting is the cruelest thing that I ever endured like bereafment without certaintySome things don t reuires wisdom just eyesThemis preferred statements to uestionsThis seems to be so extravagantly unlikely I almost believe it s true

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A Thousand Ships Free download ↠ 100 “With her trademark passion wit and fierce feminism Natalie Haynes gives much needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War” Madeline Miller author of CirceShortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and conseuences for fans of Madeline MillerThis is the women’s war just as much as i. sometimes it feels as if my hearts only purpose is to beat for greek mythology and this book is a gift straight from zeus himself to give me life this retelling of the trojan war including the actions that lead up to it and the conseuences that followed is uite refreshing whilst classic myths tell about the glory and conuests of men this focuses on the often overlooked presence of women elegantly written from the narration of calliope the goddess of epic poetry the reader is given a uniue perspective that is often ignored as calliope answers the pleas of a poet she provides a compilation of the many women goddesses greeks and trojans alike whose lives were affected by the war and although this isnt told in chronological order but rather an anthology of stories the narrative is uite exceptional the writing provides such a vivid characterisation that even in the shortest of chaptersstories i felt so connected to the womenthis is a must read for fans of greek mythology especially those looking for a new perspective of a classic story 45 stars

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A Thousand Ships Free download ↠ 100 Who fought Achilles on their behalf to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus to the three goddesses whose feud started it all these are the stories of the women whose lives loves and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war A woman’s epic powerfully imbued with new life A Thousand Ships puts the women girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever to. Longlisted for the 2020 Women s Prize for Fiction45 StarsThis is another retelling of the Trojan War The novel covers events which happened before and during Homer s two epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey However with this retelling we have something which has not been done before The story is told from the female characters perspective Be they mortals ueens or gods all the characters are female with the male characters taking a back seatThe story begins with the sacking of Troy The Greeks last ditch effort the trick that spawned the saying beware Greeks bearing gifts the Trojan Horse has worked and the Greeks are within the walls raping and pillaging Frustrations of ten long years of fighting being taken out on the people of TroyThe very first chapter belongs to Calliope the muse who is refusing to help Homer compose his epic poem She will not help him until she receives an offering as all mortals must do This is one of my favourite parts of the novel Calliope will pop up again and again following Homer as he composes his poem Yes in a genius stroke Haynes takes Homer out of the narrative replacing him with Calliope the chief of all the muses and epic poetry ensuring that the story being told from the female perspective begins right from the startHaynes gives voices to characters who are integral to the original tale and yet almost never got to open their mouths in the original poems Characters such as Briseis and Chryseis Without these two women there would have been no plague Achilles would not have withdrawn his forces from the war Patroclus would not have taken his place etc these two women in the original poem are vital characters without a voiceThe structure of the narrative is very similar to Colleen McCullough s retelling Song of Troy in that each chapter is devoted to one character and their perspective There are a number of chapters however entitled The Trojan Women and in these chapters we find the royal women of Troy Priam s wife and daughters Hector s wife waiting to find out their fateAbout half the novel is devoted to Penelope Odysseus wife writing letters to him waiting and longing for his return She learns through Homer s poems the trials that Odysseus is going through and his struggles while Penelope struggles to believe the poets words we find what it is like for her waiting twenty years for Odysseus to return to her Haynes shines a light on her painAt times the novel feels almost like an anthology of Greek myths and the narrative is not chronological with chapters weaving back and forth However they are all brilliantly connected and the reader never loses their way In fact Haynes has done a marvellous job placing the various chapters in the order they are Even somebody who has never read Homer would find it difficult to get lostI do believe that lovers of Homer and his epic poems will get out of this novel but as with the other retellings I also think that this book will be enjoyable for all It may even convince some people to read the wonderful works of Homer 45 Stars


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