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The Penelopiad: Patience, Power and Panic

I’ve been struggling with what to write for my second post for quite a while now and finally decided to focus on the quote that I used for the obligatory and narcissistic ‘about me’ section. 1,314 more words


The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood

From the inside cover: For Penelope, Odysseus’s wife, running a kingdom while her husband is away fighting in the Trojan War is no simple matter. Already distressed that he had been lured away because of the shocking behavior of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must also raise her wayward son, face scandalous rumors, and keep more than one hundred lustful, greedy, and bloodthirsty suitors at bay.  1,281 more words

Book Review

Upon hearing that Atwood has written a book about Penelope narrating in a sense The Odyssey from a female perspective I was very intrigued to read this novel. 

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The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

Rating: ★★★★

I’ve wanted to read more work by Margaret Atwood since I read The Handmaid’s Tale at school, but I’ve never gotten around to it. 511 more words

Book Reviews

Quick Selfie: Stefanie Buxton

In this Quick Selfie, Stefanie Buxton tells us about some of her faves! Be sure to check out Imago Theatre’s Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist, 217 more words

QDF Musings

Review: Margaret Atwood - The Penelopiad

October is here and if you’re still looking for some inspiration for your costumes, this book might have just the right amount of awesome twists and new takes on well-known characters. 733 more words


The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Every so often I’m dipping back into Atwood’s back catalogue and I never fail to be impressed. The Penelopiad is a clever little novella, condensing a lot of what I love about her writing into a little over 100 pages. 487 more words