The Plague is understandably back on best-seller lists: the parallels with our current situation are striking.
A strange, rather beautiful and ultimately quietly devastating novel.
In the spirit of speculating about sexuality (something that is only ok for ancient fictional characters!), here’s a ranking of Iliad retellings by gayness.
The Bell is like a delicious and unlikely combination of two Luca Guadagnino films: Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria.
Adonis, Narcissus, Hyacinthus: all run afoul of the gods in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
My favourite imagery in all of literature comes from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.