"Persephone Rising was is a pretentious, loquacious instructional book that vilified any form of previous faith by taking a precarious situation and masking it as a meliebrous, heroic accomplishment!"
See what I did there?
I love Greek Mythology; it's amazing and the basis for many tales we've enjoyed for years. But the story of Demeter, Persephone, Dionysus and Zeus is in no way, according to me and my upbringing, a schooling for womanly heroism! It's about a girl being sent away, intended to Hades; a mother who was lost, angry and threw a tantrum because her husband- a God with the propensity for provocation, again acted in character.
Pearson gave the original story, and I was enthralled. Did I mention, I love mythology? But afterwards, she divided the book into Parts, expounding on the character's roles and how they can Awaken the Heroine within.
I read up on Pearson, PH.D and I see this book as a reflection of her. Her background reads like this book: clinical and overly intelligent- and this is no way an insult. But nothing about this book correlated to my poor layman's thought process. I could not relate and pretty much felt insulted. Then she expected me to follow the Capstone Exercises, carrying on dialogue and thanking Zeus for being such an immature diety. I wanted to laugh but I felt stupid for not understanding it all!
So in my own special way, I'm afraid I'm going to have to say the representation of this edification was a strangulation of my education- or simply put, "No sir, I didn't like it." Have a great day and an even better book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓5 Specs *The Thing About Jellyfish is next. **Book provided by HarperElixer Publishers