Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions

Let's Talk About It Book Club reads ‘The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel’

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THOMASTON — On Tuesday, August 10, the Let’s Talk About It Book Club, from Thomaston Public Library, will meet in person in the Community Conference Room at 2 p.m. to continue their series on modern interpretations of Greek mythology with The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds.

From the publisher:
 
“With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.

“’Gareth Hinds brings The Odyssey to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic.’—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

“Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning—and a little help from Mount Olympus—to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years—though never quite like this.”

The Let’s Talk About It Book Club was born of a Maine Humanities Council-sponsored discussion series at Thomaston Public Library several years ago and meets the second Tuesday of every month to read and discuss a set of five to six books grouped around a common theme.

September’s book selection is An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn. 

Contact the Library at (207) 354-2453 or library@thomastonmaine.gov for more information or to be added to the email list.

 

Event Date: 

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Thomaston Public Library

Address: 

60 Main Street
Thomaston  Maine
United States