Percy Jackson and the lightning thief / Rick Riordan
Publication year: 2013
Shelf mark: ebook
Media class: eBook
Publisher: London : Puffin
Originally published: as The lightning thief. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2005
Technically, this was a re-read. I read the whole original series a while ago, though I need to catch up on the subsequent Riordan novels. Since it had been so long since I read it [around the time I saw the first movie] I thought I ought to read it to refresh my memory. I was surprised both by how much I remembered, and by how much I didn't. Some details came back to me as soon as I started reading. Others were like 'really?' It also brought back my studies in Greek Literature, the subject I excelled at when I was at school - too many years ago to mention! It reminded me why I love these legends. I soon found myself getting to know Percy and his friends again, and remembering how much I love Grover! He's such a great character, can-eating and all. I just wish I had time to re-read the rest of the series. Maybe when my 'to be read' list isn't longer than 'War & Peace'!