Wednesday, May 4, 2011

4. Aithiopika

Aithiopika
Heliodorus
Not only did this one have a nonlinear plot (which was incredibly influential) but it also had a damn good one.  As I was reading the scene of destruction at the beginning, I could almost see it playing out on the silver screen.  This couple was also more likable than the Kallirhoe and Chaireas.  This book also makes you contemplate love.  Everyone instantly "falls in love" with these women because they are beautiful.  Can that really be deemed love or just mere infatuation?  I mean, come on, would you want to spend the rest of your lives with these people?  It would be exhausting!
RATING: ***--

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