The Penelopiad: the Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths Series) - Margaret Atwood As this was my first ever Margaret Atwood novel, I do have to say that it was a fairly quick, easy and enjoyable one. I do plan on reading more of her work, as I probably will get the chance doing a English/Gender Studies double major.
As someone who had never read Homer's The Odyssey, all of the information given in the novel was new to me. I do however feel that my perception of the book would be different if I had already read The Odyssey (though, now I have very immediate plans to do so)
I felt that the writing style was similar to Kissing The Witch by Emma Donoghue, it was easy to follow and not complicated. I will say that the final few chapters of this novel were my favourites, I found that the chapters written from the maids perspective were my favourite to read, I enjoyed how The Maids chapters (also known as the Chorus) were done in a true chorus manner.
I honestly don't think I have a negative thing to say about this novel, I plan to re-read it after I read The Odyssey to see if that changes my thoughts on this book.