Ransom by David Malouf

I usually try to read the texts my kids are studying at school, so that I can engage them in long and immersive discussions about books. As you can imagine, they loathe my interference input. Most often, the books are ones I’ve read but this year, something new to me – Ransom by David Malouf.

In summary, it’s a reimagination of the ancient story of Achilles’s slaughter and desecration of Hector, and Hector’s father, Priam’s attempt to pay a ransom for his son’s body. Continue reading