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  • Title: Whom the Gods Would Destroy
  • Author: Richard Powell
  • ISBN: 1199183482
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover

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    Richard Powell
    Richard P Powell, a graduate of Princeton University, was a journalist and worked in advertising before becoming a full time writer Two of his books, the Philadelphian and Pioneer, Go Home were best sellers in the 50s and were both adapted into movies.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.


    Rucha Heda
    Fantastic story. One of the themes in the book seemed to be that seemingly normal people turn into legends because observers see a fraction of the real story and fill in the details with what they want to see. My favorite thing about this book is that the author weaved mythological characters into a real story. It seems that he did his research to find out if these people were even real and how they became the legends that they are known today. I loved the characters and the way that they were d [...]

    Stephen Marte
    When I was 17 I can remember being home sick from school with the chickpox. My mom went to the local drug store to pick up a prescription for me so I asked her to find me a book to read. She came back and handed me Whom the Gods. "It has Greeks on the cover, so I figured you'd like it." She was right. Whom the Gods became my favorite book of all time in high school, and I still think it's great read. After finishing it I was so taken by the author Richard Powell's style that I began collecting a [...]

    As a child and teenager, I loved reading the myths and legends of other cultures, in particular the Greeks and Romans (though I also read a great deal about the Scandinavian deities). Powell's Whom The Gods Would Destroy was a resounding favorite of mine, and I must have read it a half dozen times during my teenage years. The Trojan War comes to life under Powell's pen, and the characters (about whom I had read much elsewhere, including in Homer's Iliad and Oddyssey) are masterfully brought to l [...]

    This novel was published in 1970, and I remember getting it out of the library at around that time. I remembered it as a different, irreverent take on the heroes of the Trojan War -- a scene that always stuck in my mind was one where Odysseus tells the heavily-armoured Achilles to "take that goddam bucket off your head!". Of course it is long out of print and sufficiently obscure not to appear in second-hand bookshops. But thanks to the Internet I was able to buy it from a bookseller in the US, [...]

    Kevin P. Cullen
    Troy Story As someone who loves Greek mythology and Mediterranean history I loved this story. The Iliad is among my favorite works of literature, and this book does it a great honor. Using relatable and sympathetic characters Powell provides insight into the Bronze Age world and faithfully tells the story of the Trojan war. My one complaint is the depiction of Diomedes, which is a fairly minor grievance. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mythology, history, or good coming of age s [...]

    Ultimately, it was an enjoyable book on the events of the Iliad, seen from the viewpoint of a young boy who grows to be a man. Well written, interesting characters and themes. I enjoyed the characterization of Odysseus in particular, as well as Helios. I wasn't thrilled with Achilles, though I saw how it suited the story the author was telling. My main quibble with the book is that Helen is not portrayed with much depth or nuance at all. Connecting her to the goddess Gaia made sense and worked f [...]

    I have really happy memories of reading this Trojan war yarn when I was a teen (see my blog post on the ten books that influenced me) and I enjoyed re-reading it very much. It's one of those books that even though I know the ending, I still kept hoping it could be averted! Some of the writing is a little clunky and over-wrought, but all in all it stands up very well forty years on.

    katherine drake
    I loved this book when I was younger, coming upon it by accident one summer in a rental house. A flourish of the ancient and mysterious, with politics both sexual and class-based, and the wars men fight. It brought to life the characters of Greek mythology and the players in the Trojan War through the eyes of a young boy, destined for playing a part in large events. Too bad it is so hard to find now, and so expensive once you find it.

    La eterna leyenda de Troya, nada que me seduzca mas. Hoy narrada por Helios, un esclavo en la cocina real troyana que alega ser bastardo de Priamo y comienza su recorrido como protegido de Héctor, compañero del monstruoso Neoptolemo, casi hijo de Odiseo y amigo de Eneas. ¿Habrá algo más envidiable? En un estilo fluido, sin pretensiones y algo cínico este libro se volvió uno de mis favoritos.

    Melanie Hierholzer
    Interesting take on the Trojan War. Humanized mythic figures such as Odysseus and Achilles. Loved Powell's description of the Trojan Horse - makes so much more sense than what we learned in school. If you liked this book, read The Amber Princess by Henry Treece, which is the sad story of Agamemnon' s homecoming told by his daughter Electra.

    Peter Fiske
    After the Illiad, this is simply one of the best books on the Trojan War. I've read this about 15 times since it came out. If you can find it, read it. Also worth reading is David Gemmell's Troy trilogy.

    Second or third re-reading of this great re-telling of the Iliad. Extremely readable and true to the tale. Told from the perspective of Helios, one of the illegitimate sons of Priam, the characters of all the major players are well-drawn with humor, suspense, and heart. Read it!

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