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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. Heroes, monsters, gods, battles, and kings - the legend of Ulysses is brought to life in this classic retelling of The Odyssey. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Adventures of Ulysses , please sign up. Where can I buy this book? Panda barnes and nobles probably or amazon. See all 3 questions about The Adventures of Ulysses…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Adventures of Ulysses. Oct 24, Riley rated it did not like it. This may not be the worst book I've ever read, but it defiantly on the list. I extremely disliked how the author wrote this book.
In each chapter there would be a new problem and Ulysses would solve it and they would then move onto a new island. It was like that for the whole story, a island, a new problem, and Ulysses always solved it. Also, even though I do realize that this is fiction, some of the things Ulysses did was impossible, even in this setting. Ulysses may be a hero, but he is not a This may not be the worst book I've ever read, but it defiantly on the list.
Ulysses may be a hero, but he is not a god. Although he did have some help from the gods at times, it is physically impossible for a mortal man, Ulysses in this case, to lift a giant rock by himself and throw it to crush some of his enemies.
I don't know if anyone I know will enjoy this book because I certainly didn't. View all 3 comments. Jan 13, Dimitra rated it it was amazing Shelves: lonely-novels. Every child has grown up reading, or being read, tales. My favorites were, and still are, Snow White and the Odyssey. I can't even recall how many times I've watched the amazing movie of Odyssey with Armand Assante and Isabella Rosellini!!!
I've read the original "epos" of Homer too, and all I want to say is that B. Evslin did an amazing job! I really enjoyed reading again the adventures of Ulysses! Oct 25, Jaredh rated it did not like it. This is the worst book I've ever read. Giving this book one star is too much.
The whole book repeats itself until the last chapter. The last chapter cuts to the chase and then it's over. Apr 11, Ellen rated it it was amazing.
We're reading this book for English class right now. Before we started reading about Greek myths and legends, I knew nothing, not the slightest thing.
But after reading a couple of books Greek myths are intriguing myths that draw you into a magical world full of adventure, danger and excitement. I'm especially interested in reading about all the perils Ulysses had to face in order to go home to Ithaca I don't care about what other people say, this book is really go We're reading this book for English class right now.
I don't care about what other people say, this book is really good and if you're a person who loves reading about thrilling odysseys and dangers lurking in every page, I recommend this book. View 2 comments. Oct 16, j.
This was an assigned read so going into it I had no expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the action in it. Oct 17, Grammar Grace rated it really liked it. It was pretty good; I like Greek myths so that's probably why. However, it wasn't my favorite myth I've read. Jun 01, Kaylin rated it liked it. Good book for people who want an easier side of the Odyssey.
Had to read for school. Wasn't very interesting. Felt like the same thing was happening over and over again. Thank you for reading. Jan 18, Anna Pereira rated it really liked it Recommends it for: people between the ages of 10 and 15! I think that this book is very interesting and it was very fun to read it! I would say that after all Ulysses did the right choices throughout the book even though he shouldn't have stabbed Polyphemus' eye, because that was the reason that Ulysses was left wondering all these years at sea and if he hadn't done it he would have been home a long time ago!
Ulysses is a very brave men and I think that he deserves to go to The Elysian Fields when he dies because he is definitely a hero. The Adventures I think that this book is very interesting and it was very fun to read it!
The Adventures of Ulysses book is about a sailor that goes on a journey to save a girl named Hellen. When he goes to save Hellen, he uses a strategy that angered Poseidon, the god of the sea, because it wasn't meant to him and meant to the Trojans.
As the gods are very jealous, Poseidon choses to trick Ulysses for a while but afterwards Ulysses blinds Poseidon's son Polyphemus and that made Poseidon even madder so, as Polyphemus asked for, Poseidon makes Ulysses wonder at sea for 20 years before getting home! Ulysses meets many people throughout his voyage and he also looses all his crew members!! I would recommend this book to people between the ages of 10 and 15 because people that are younger than 10 years old won't understand the book because of the vocabulary and because it is very hard to understand all the things that are going on at the same time because it is very confusing.
And I don't recommend this to people that are older than 15 years old because I don't think that people that are above that age like this kind of adventures but if they like myths and gods I think they might enjoy it, even though they can find more complicated books to read! View 1 comment. Dec 15, Misterdoctorproffesorpatrick rated it it was amazing. Counting on fingers That's 3 words.
I loved this book. But then again, I am a mythology geek. And because of that, not a lot of other people are. This book was descriptive, short, sweet, and the characters had life-like emotions. Ulysses was sometimes a jerk, and he was very confident in himself. Like the title says, the book focuses mainly on him. I recommend this book to fellow mythology geeks, and people who can read a lot of old words like "ye".
The Adventures of Ulysses