I actually enjoyed the Odyssey, which for a book given as a required reading in English lit. is pretty amazing!
Although i had some troubles with the names of certain characters, i did manage to grasp telemakhos’ name by the time we’d finished it! I enjoyed the overall storyline, although some parts of it did confuse me. However, i do think this could be a result of the different cultures. I’ve not grown up praying to gods and goddess’, i’ve not been brought up to believe that a higher power has any control over my life, so when the characters were sacrificing to the gods, i thought it was a bit boring and amusing that they believed in the power these apparent “higher” beings have.