I finished reading Zachary Mason's The Lost Books of The Odyssey last night. Seriously, this is one amazing book. Before I started reading, I thought I should probably brush up on my knowledge of The Odyssey so I would hopefully get what's going on. I did not brush up. I might have missed some fine nuances, but I really don't think I did. I'll have a full review coming soon at NewPages, but, for now, just know that Zachary Mason's The Lost Books of The Odyssey will rock your world. The stories are stellar and the ideas and construction of the book is brilliant, too, if you're into that. I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether you've read The Odyssey or not.
John Reed has collaborated with William Shakespeare to compose a new play entitled All the World is a Grave, which is due out in August and is available for pre-order now. I'm looking forward to this. John has written books that take on the canon, imploding Lewis Carroll, George Orwell, and now Shakespeare. AtWiaG is apparently going to be staged in New York and New Hampshire. This is going to be fun.
Also, if you can get your hands and eyes on a copy of the latest New York Tyrant (it's sold out, so you may have to beg, borrow, or steal), you will be happy with yourself for doing so. I'll have a review of that and the latest print edition of Juked at NewPages soon, too.
In the near future, I'll be reviewing some books from New Directions. All kinds of good stuff.
Hungry eyes must be fed.