Olympus, Texas By Stacey Swann was well-written with some really exceptional character development. You may dislike the characters. They are totally imperfect people muddling through their previous mistakes. It shows how the manner in which guardians react to events in their own lives can affect their kids and their relationships later on. Basically, at least one individual in this family keeps wrecking and taking the remainder of the family along for the brutal ride. Mistakes are made by every one of them sooner or later. Some you can return from. Others are splitting this family apart. I was there for all of it.
All the characters in this little novel are oddly compelling. They felt more fleshed out and real than some real individuals I have known for quite a long time. That was before I completely acknowledged what their identity was and what they represented. They are awkwardly sensible in a surprisingly limited span of pages, and I was really in wonder of Swann’s character craftsmanship.
This book managed to feel like equivalent amounts of Grecian show and a clear picture of the American South. It is likewise a blazingly furious, feminist replying of everything wrong with the universe of Greek mythology. Furthermore, as expressed in the narrative itself, this family is a walking collection of sins; but then, for all of their flaws and for every one of the ways they so deeply wound each other, there is real love there. The manner by which Swann mines the minds of these characters who have been around for centuries and figures out how to flesh them out so completely is mind-blowing.
I knew that this book was inspired by Greek folklore, yet I had no clue about that residents of Olympus, Texas would be modern day taking on the gods of the classical Olympus. Hephaestus, Ares, Aphrodite, Zeus, Hera, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Hades, and others are available in more human forms, and it was captivating to combine these characters up with their immortal counterparts. There are likewise more minor mythological characters, and each and every little inclusion was so deftly and well created that I was awed.
I liked everything about Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann. The setting was convincing, the character improvement was totally astounding, and the psychological insights into these immortal characters will educate my perspectives regarding them for the remainder of my life. While I do feel like this would in any case be an amazingly convincing family drama for the individuals who have no knowledge of Greek folklore. Any individual who shares my fascination for Greek folklore should in no way pass on Olympus, Texas.
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