Excellent choice with Gilgamesh. I remember how I discovered it one day in my school library and it was a strong reason, among many, which catapulted me into my interest for the wider ancient world.Just finished my friends romance. Its was a book 1 of several. And it was their first book. I feel I was not really the audience for it, but I appreciate that I could read it. It was well written, and certainly started the story off, but I think maybe it could have gotten to what book 2 is going to be about in this one, since it seems that is where most of the romance will happen...
Started the epic of Gilgamesh. I believe this might be the earliest known work of written fiction but there may be another. Quite surprising, it is kind of smutty right in the opening scenes. Just goes to show, even over 4000 years, we do kind of still think about the same stuff Its not a long one. Should be done with it quickly.
I have two other friends on the read list, then who knows?
What can I say? You've got to hook the reader at the start.About Gilgamesh. I read the Iliad and the Odyssey, and they were of a respectable length. I would have though this one would be a bit thicker. But...its a short one. And it goes right away into a good smutty scene. Cant wait to see what comes next.