Tag: rereading

Great Translation- Still Don’t Like Him

the odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer/ Translated by: Emily Wilson

So I decided to reread this solely because of the translation- apparently the first in English by a woman. Also because I was in a serious Black Sails mood and had sea-faring pirate vibes going.

Having read a messy, broken hard to follow translation in college (or high school? I just remember being annoyed) I thought I’d give this a go. It’s a great translation but man I still hate Odysseus and his son!

Things You Learn on a Reread

the tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Grade: B+

Trip over a piece of metal in the woods.

Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up.

Doom everyone.

I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me as one of my favorites. Or maybe it just scared me? I’m going with the first. Anyway I reread it for the first time and it’s interesting the things you pick up on the second time around…

And somethings that Google tells you.