[EBOOK / KINDLE] A Thousand Ships Author Natalie Haynes


A Thousand Ships

Read A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes µ 2 Read Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Natalie Haynes Ns and sky in between These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it allPowerfully told from an all female perspective A Thousand Ships gives voices to the women girls and goddesses who for so long have been silen. ARC received in exchange for an honest review 35 starsA Thousand Ships is an epic undertaking tackling not only The Trojan War but it s long and drawn out aftermath all told from the women s perspective Always there ever present this is their story From slave to ueen to goddess this is how they all became involved in the mighty Trojan War and what befell them when the great city burned I would say that before going into this you need at least a small amount of background knowledge regarding the Trojan War There is a non linear timeline here that covers backstories and the reasonings behind the war as well as flash forwards and prophecies from multiple points of view Without some knowledge of the original texts this pulls from the story could get very confusing with lots of characters to remember as well as the various timelines I do think that at times it tried to cover too much making the story a little too thinned out over too many people meaning I couldn t deeply connect with many of them Odysseus journey could have been a whole separate book on its own although I did love Penelope s humour and sass especially when she begins to repeatedly uestion her husband s loyalty to his wife while he lords it up with various beautiful immortal women I also really enjoyed the tone of Calliope s muse of epic poetry small chapters They helped to break up the heavy storylines involving the Trojan women with Calliope herself acting almost as a narrator or show woman of the stage breathing life into her poet s tale She also had a biting wit and a dislike of Helen that had me laughing a few times My favourite chapter however is the one involving the golden apple and Athena Aphrodite Hera and Paris A story that starts the Trojan War I loved seeing the goddess s act so childishly reacting with jealousy and vengeful wrath when they don t get their own way However we later learn that they ve all been manipulated from the outset with the machinations of the war brought to fruition by Zeus himself Immortals trickled at their own games they re all delightfully horrid characters who use mortals as playthings to pass the time Aside from the slightly unnecessary large cast I ended up really enjoying this It s what I was expecting from The Silence of the Girls where the women truly take centre stage for once in their own story The Trojan women with all their heartbreak and suffering grief and misery Cassandra with her cursed visions and madness seeing not only her own death but that of her brothers and sisters too Over and over It s no wonder she went mad Even Clytemnestra and poor innocent Iphigenia I loved hearing their opinions sharing their emotions Even Helen s Although perhaps ironically for the face that launched a thousand ships she has very little story time here I just wish the structure had been a bit linear and Penelope had her own book to flesh out her story One of the best female retellings of some of my favourite Greek stories to date

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Read A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes µ 2 Read Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Natalie Haynes Rutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over and the Greeks are victorious Over the next few hours the only life she has ever known will turn to ash The devastating conseuences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands and across ocea. I find it extraordinary that a classicist can claim that the women from the Trojan cycle are forgotten ignored hidden As if all those Athenian plays built around the figures and words of the women in these stories never existed Euripides The Trojan Women Hecuba Andromache Aeschylus Clytemnestra Ovid s Heroides which rewrites epic from the points of view of women such as Penelope Helen and Laodamia even Ovid s Metamorphoses which gives us a subversive Calliope alongside the other muses It s disingenuous and it also leaves the stories in this book feeling derivative mundane and unimaginative Just look at what Atwood did with Penelope in her The Penelopiad for an original take on classical texts Two stars because Kalliope is amusing

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Read A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes µ 2 Read Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Natalie Haynes In A Thousand Ships broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all female perspectiveThis was never the story of one woman or two It was the story of all of themIn the middle of the night Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames Ten seemingly endless years of b. There are so many ways of telling a war the entire conflict can be encapsulated in just one incident One man s anger at the behaviour of another say A whole war all 10 years of it might be distilled into that But this is the women s war just as much as it is the men s and the poet will look upon their pain the pain of the women who have always been relegated to the edges of the story victims of men survivors of men slaves of men and he will tell it or he will tell nothing at all They have waited long enough for their turnAnd for what reason Too many men telling the stories of men to each other Do they see themselves reflected in the glory of Achilles Do their ageing bodies feel strong when they describe his youth Is the fat belly of a feasted poet reminiscent of the hard muscles of Hector The idea is absurd And yet there must be some reason why they tell and retell tales of menIf he complains to me again I will ask him this is Oenone less of a hero than Menelaus He loses his wife so he stirs up an army to bring her back to him costing countless lives and creating countless windows orphans and slaves Oenone loses her husband and she raises their son Which of those is the heroic actThis book is the book that Pat Barker s The Silence of the Girls strived to be It gives an authentic voice to the stories of all the women affected by the Trojan war be they goddess nymph Trojan or Greek and doesn t randomly switch to a male PoV which was the major flaw of Barker s book I thought considering its title that is At times here the prose is a little dry I wish it had something of Pat Barker s rawness of emotion but the narrative is woven in such an ingenious fashion and the stories of each woman so punchy that the sometimes dry prose can be forgiven I loved how the chapters were almost like little connected vignettesvery reminiscent of Ovid s Metamorphoses to me The research gone into character development and creating an overarching plot connecting all these women is truly fabulous I love how not all the women are perfect snowflakes either They re flawed and gritty full of their own prejudices and therefore feel all the realI really wish that there was fuss about this book It fully deserves to share the spotlight with modern Greek mythology retellings such as the aforementioned The Silence of the Girls and the marvellous House of Names Circe The Song of Achilles and the much lauded Penelopiad which I think is possibly the most overrated Greek retelling I ve had the displeasure to read Highly recommended to anyone who loves Greek retellings For reviews and book related chat check out my blog

  • Hardcover
  • 348
  • A Thousand Ships
  • Natalie Haynes
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9781509836192

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] A Thousand Ships Author Natalie Haynes There are so many ways of telling a war the entire conflict can be encapsulated in just one incident One man's anger at the behaviour of another say A whole war all 10 years of it might be distilled into that But this is the

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    Natalie Haynes µ 2 Read Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Natalie Haynes [EBOOK / KINDLE] A Thousand Ships Author Natalie Haynes Third read of the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist DNF at page 57 This is a slight improvement on the 2019 Women's Prize longlist nominee on the Trojan War The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker which claimed to offer a female perspective on the war but was ultimately dominated by the viewpoint of its male characters Natalie Haynes honors the women raising their voices to provide a broader perspective on the wa

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] A Thousand Ships Author Natalie Haynes Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Natalie Haynes I find it extraordinary that a classicist can claim that the women from the Trojan cycle are 'forgotten ignored hidden' As if all those Athenian plays built around the figures and words of the women in these stories never existed Euripides' The Trojan Women Hecuba Andromache; Aeschylus' Clytemnestra; Ovid's Heroides which rewrites epic from the points of view of women such as Penelope Helen and Laodamia even Ovid's Metamorphoses w

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    Read A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes µ 2 Read Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Natalie Haynes Haynes begins her novel with the explicit and noble mission to give voice to women from Greek mythology – many of whom were only ever portrayed as minor unheroic and simplistic characters This is a necessary and much welcome endeavour beca

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] A Thousand Ships Author Natalie Haynes Read A Thousand Ships Now published in paperback I’m not offering him the story of one woman during the Trojan War I’m offering him the story of all the women in the war Well most of them I haven’t decided about Helen yet She gets on my nerves I’m giving him the chance to see the war from both ends how it was caused and how its conseuences played out I read this book due to its longlisting for the 2020 Women’s Prize for which it h

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