Why did I love this book?
This quintessential journey from antiquity is truly an “adventure for the ages.” As a kid, I sailed the Greek Islands (on a cruise ship), retracing the hero Odysseus’s journey home after the Trojan War. This fantasy is all about the triumphant “Return” at the end after all the wanderings, dangers, and tests of character. Quiet highlights include Homer’s cut-aways to Odysseus’s faithful wife back home on Ithaca, fending off suitors as readers salivate at their eventual comeuppance. And who can forget his faithful dog Argos, who recognizes him after 20 years and thumps his weak tail one last time before passing away?