Another book, which recently came into my possession, was Circe by Madeline Miller. I abandoned my first attempt at reading it after a few sentences as I wasn’t in the mood for a book needing concentration. My second attempt a few weeks later was successful. I found the style, in which the Greek myths are retold from Circe’s point of view, excellent. Circe, a daughter of Helios, had more compassion than the other gods. She also felt remorse.
There were just enough hints to remind the reader of the identity of the characters. In some cases I was able to guess in advance of being told the name of newcomers to the story. It is not a light read, but I thoroughly recommend it.
The Greek gods are described as being power-hungry, cruel and unreliable. I couldn’t help comparing them with the God of the Bible, to whom I give thanks for his everlasting love.