Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cupid by Julius Lester

A retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, told by the persona of a Southern storyteller. It was a quick, fun read, and would be a great adjunct to a class assigment on classical lit, but didn't do that much for me beyond that. NAY.


At July 17, 2007 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

Some great quotes in this book, and an unorthodox retelling of the myth, but if I'm looking for a book in this genre, I'll go for Rick Riordan any day. NAY.

At August 15, 2007 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Iris said...

I’ve read more than one version of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, and I loved this version. I know people didn’t think Lester had done much with the story, but I found I thought it was actually very thoughtful, and more than once the author drew on or hinted and personal experience, which I found especially charming. YAY

At August 20, 2007 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Ms. Zandra said...

Seeing how I have enjoyed books written by Lester in the past (esp. Day of Tears), I really wanted to love this book. Overall, I found it to be enjoyable, but the storyteller's commentary was a turn off for me. NAY

At January 9, 2008 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

I listened to this book and the narrator's voice and style was outstanding. I am not sure if I would have liked it as much if I read it but I enjoyed it overall, especially the sidestories like where sunglasses came from and such. I will say Maybe because I would like to hear from others and don't want to lose this one altogether. Think it would be good to discuss. It is a quick fast read and could see widespread appeal. I will say Maybe. A great listen.

At January 15, 2008 at 11:29 AM , Blogger robbie said...

I loved this book from the first moment I took it up. I love the word play and the narrator's unique voice. This story is a classic and I love the way that Lester told it.


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