I picked up Circe because I kept hearing about the book, and audible was awesome and gave me a free random credit (yeah audible!). I really had nothing to loose, even though I am not a huge mythology reader.
It took me a little bit to get into the novel. I felt at a loss since I did not know the back story of any of the mythological characters. I was afraid that I would feel behind the entire book. However, soon understanding the mythology became less important and I was swept away with Miller's version of the characters.
Circe is about Circe, a goddess and a witch. It follows her life from youth on words, since she is a goddess she is immortal, so the story goes through a huge part of human history. I found the story engaging and well written. I was soon swept away in the drama and intricacies of all the characters. I do think a better understanding of Greek mythology would have helped me to better understand the book, but it was very enjoyable without that knowledge. Although, it would have been nice is if it was not completely assumed that the reader would understand who all the characters were.
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