A Reader posted a review at 2007-11-07 11:47:08.
Oh great God in Heaven, how I hated this book (and in some ways still do). If you are FORCED to read this book for school, you will hate every minute of it. There were times that I wanted to just throw it outside, pour gasoline on it and lite it on fire just to watch it burn in all its "glory". Homer names EVERY single person in the Trojan and Achaean army, just about, and you're expected to remember them all. It's slightly ridiculous at times, though it IS an epic poem.
However, having picked it up a few times since I last read it (and getting through about 75% of it), most of the fighting going on in the book, particularly the last bit, is rather entertaining and quite bloody as well.