>>9677 A Roman mercenary wakes up after the Battle Marathon in the main Persian camp with a head wound. He has amnesia and so is told to write down everything that happens to him for later reference.
The book is his notes as he wrote them arranged in novel form, it's left open whether or not he's honest with what he's writing and how solid his grip on reality is.
It's written by Gene Wolfe and a big trend in his work is trying to capture how limited and uncertain our perception of the world is. To get a feel for his work with something shorter you might be interested in The Fifth Head of Cerberus, a shorter science-fiction novel and one of my favourites. It's very unique in that it's a post-colonial story with a particularly Australian slant to it of all things.
>>9533 No shame in not remembering it but the Iliad is still one of my favorite books. The part where the gods physically join the battle is the one thing I want Hollywood to do a faithful adaptation of one day.
Journey to the West also wasn't bad but adaptions of that have been done to death.
>>11059 That's the thing, I'm torn so hard on it. I really do believe that natural laws and rites need to be observed, but at the same the laws that men set for themselves are one of the few things that preserve a functioning society (granted Creon did abuse the power entrusted to him). They both had their reasons and neither of them were wrong but I just don't know who I side with more
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