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Verkaufsrang

10626

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

31.08.2023

Verlag

HarperCollins

Seitenzahl

412

Beschreibung

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'A remarkable feat of storytelling... Told through a cast of vibrant characters, Herc is a refreshingly unique and brilliantly funny exploration of Ancient Greece's legendary "hero".' Rosie Hewlett, author of Medea

'Alternately hilarious and shocking, this is an astonishingly vivid retelling of the story of Hercules, and these are not the Greek myths I learned in school.' Jodi Taylor, author of Just One Damned Thing After Another

'A brilliant debut! Rogerson has produced a fresh and totally original retelling of the Hercules myth. For the first time, long-silent characters from the hero's story are given a voice. They provide a sparkling new perspective on the club-wielding, all-daring son of Zeus.' Alex Rowson, author of The Young Alexander

'Hercules had his story, now it's time for everyone else to get their say. Wickedly fun and devilishly dark - the tell-all for our times.' Cari Thomas, author of Threadneedle

'A captivating retelling with a very definite, personal voice, and a sharp, fresh perspective on the lives surrounding the hero.' Genevieve Cogman, author of Scarlet

'A rollicking ride through Greek mythology.' Luna McNamara, author of Psyche and Eros

'A brilliant, witty and unique retelling of the myths that at times had me laughing out loud. Rogerson's impressive talent leaps from the pages.' Carly Reagon, author of The Toll House

'A wonderfully layered piece of storytelling which manages to be earthy, haunting and beautiful all at once.' Stacey Thomas, author of The Revels

'Funny, action-packed, violent, tragic ... this is the story of Hercules as you've never experienced it before! An eye-opening treat.' A.J. Elwood, author of The Cottingley Cuckoo

Details

Verkaufsrang

10626

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

31.08.2023

Verlag

HarperCollins

Seitenzahl

412

Maße (L/B/H)

23,3/15,1/3,7 cm

Gewicht

516 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-0-00-858983-7

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Sarah Oleniczak am 15.04.2024

Bewertungsnummer: 2178658

Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

I didn't expect it to be this good. The different POVs are so well and interesting written, i loved all of them and it made the experience even better. The audio book was a perfect choice for this with all the different voices that could enhance the character aspects. I have many thoughts after hearing this story and I love that. There are always so many aspects to someones life. I hope to read more of the author in the future!
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Sarah Oleniczak am 15.04.2024
Bewertungsnummer: 2178658
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

I didn't expect it to be this good. The different POVs are so well and interesting written, i loved all of them and it made the experience even better. The audio book was a perfect choice for this with all the different voices that could enhance the character aspects. I have many thoughts after hearing this story and I love that. There are always so many aspects to someones life. I hope to read more of the author in the future!

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Immersive, Modern, and not your Disneys' Hercules

Bewertung am 30.08.2023

Bewertungsnummer: 2011106

Bewertet: Buch (Gebundene Ausgabe)

I am in love with this book. I genuinely never wanted it to end, was always excited for the next chapter, and wanted to gatekeep the hellll out of this book to have it be my own personal gem. But everyone deserves to read this; so September 5th everybody better show up and hop on this train because it’s a messy, sad, and crazy ride. This is not Hercules’ biography, rather the bridge of narrations of those around him who loved him or those who got caught and burned in the fire surrounding him. And I found every moment of it to be brilliant. This book felt like a giant gossip session and I loved it. It was like each character was brought into a confessional to just relish in all their honest opinions of Hercules, good or bad, and none of them held back that’s for sure. I laughed more times than can be expected and loved the new perspectives and ways of narrations that the story was told as. Rogerson introduced such unique formats of storytelling it was so much fun. There’s a 50 point bullet point list for all 50 sisters who Herc slept with and their perspectives; it was absolutely perfect and hilarious. However the letter correspondences between characters were truly the shining stars for me. So unique and perfect for building relationships and showing personalities to people who in the original texts may not have had a lot of lines to shine. I will say, this is a more modern retelling of classic tales. You will find more casual language in dialogue (calling prisoners “chickadees” stood out most) and insults (calling people “little shits”) that what you could assume to be found around Greece during the time of Hercules, but I found it to be an immersive, quick, and very enjoyable read. I cannot wait to see what this author decides to do next however I will pay big money to see another character focused novel come from them. It will be hard for me to find another mythology book that can top this one unless it comes from Rogerson herself.
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Immersive, Modern, and not your Disneys' Hercules

Bewertung am 30.08.2023
Bewertungsnummer: 2011106
Bewertet: Buch (Gebundene Ausgabe)

I am in love with this book. I genuinely never wanted it to end, was always excited for the next chapter, and wanted to gatekeep the hellll out of this book to have it be my own personal gem. But everyone deserves to read this; so September 5th everybody better show up and hop on this train because it’s a messy, sad, and crazy ride. This is not Hercules’ biography, rather the bridge of narrations of those around him who loved him or those who got caught and burned in the fire surrounding him. And I found every moment of it to be brilliant. This book felt like a giant gossip session and I loved it. It was like each character was brought into a confessional to just relish in all their honest opinions of Hercules, good or bad, and none of them held back that’s for sure. I laughed more times than can be expected and loved the new perspectives and ways of narrations that the story was told as. Rogerson introduced such unique formats of storytelling it was so much fun. There’s a 50 point bullet point list for all 50 sisters who Herc slept with and their perspectives; it was absolutely perfect and hilarious. However the letter correspondences between characters were truly the shining stars for me. So unique and perfect for building relationships and showing personalities to people who in the original texts may not have had a lot of lines to shine. I will say, this is a more modern retelling of classic tales. You will find more casual language in dialogue (calling prisoners “chickadees” stood out most) and insults (calling people “little shits”) that what you could assume to be found around Greece during the time of Hercules, but I found it to be an immersive, quick, and very enjoyable read. I cannot wait to see what this author decides to do next however I will pay big money to see another character focused novel come from them. It will be hard for me to find another mythology book that can top this one unless it comes from Rogerson herself.

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Ein weiteres überraschendes Jahreshighlight! Wirklich, ich bin begeistert! Anfangs war ich ein wenig skeptisch, die Erzählperspektive ändert sich mit jedem Kapitel; Herc's Leben wird aus vielen, vielen verschiedenen Sichtweisen erzählt. Jeder kommt zu Wort; Megara, Hylas, Iphicles und Iolaos, und noch viele andere - manche einmalig, manche öfter. Daran musste ich mich erstmal gewöhnen, im Endeffekt macht genau das das Buch aber so spannend und interessant zu lesen. Und es steckt voller Humor! Teilweise recht sarkastisch, teilweise zwischen den Zeilen versteckt, ich hatte nicht erwartet bei diesem Buch mehrmals lachen zu müssen. And Herc's hug? Yeah, he makes you see the Styx when he hugs you!
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Ein weiteres überraschendes Jahreshighlight! Wirklich, ich bin begeistert! Anfangs war ich ein wenig skeptisch, die Erzählperspektive ändert sich mit jedem Kapitel; Herc's Leben wird aus vielen, vielen verschiedenen Sichtweisen erzählt. Jeder kommt zu Wort; Megara, Hylas, Iphicles und Iolaos, und noch viele andere - manche einmalig, manche öfter. Daran musste ich mich erstmal gewöhnen, im Endeffekt macht genau das das Buch aber so spannend und interessant zu lesen. Und es steckt voller Humor! Teilweise recht sarkastisch, teilweise zwischen den Zeilen versteckt, ich hatte nicht erwartet bei diesem Buch mehrmals lachen zu müssen. And Herc's hug? Yeah, he makes you see the Styx when he hugs you!

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