Being careful not to show his identity, Ulysses reunites with his son to form a plan to drive away his wife's suitors. Disguised as an old beggar, he enters the castle to scout the place, and talk to his wife, Penelope. A day later Penelope makes an announcement to her suitors that the one who pulls the bow and shoots the arrow through twelve rings would become her husband. After every man has tried and failed, Ulysses successfully completes the challenge and defeats all of the men with the help of his son.
The Odyssey is a poem believed to be written by Homer. Homer's writing style is unusual, as it involves going into the depths of every single man, describing his life and his every move, and does not follow suit on the traditional sense of focusing mainly on the hero. The version that I am reviewing is a shrunken down version of the epic poem. I didn't like the middle events very much because it seemed to be repetitive in the sense that Ulysses just goes from island to island and loses more men at each one. but after he gets to the land of the dead and meets the spirits the story gets more interesting as there is something to look forward to. Overall I would give the book a 3 of 5.