The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List – Better ReadingWhy have so many fiction writers turned to the Greek tragedies for inspiration this year? With their bloodthirsty tales of matricide, parents killing their children, sons marrying their mothers and killing their fathers, and individuals defying unjust laws even unto death, it seems they are just the thing for these dark political times. In the non-fiction sphere there have been more than usual books about democracy and how to protect it. Also powerful are David Vann's Bright Air Black , which revisits the myth of Medea, who murdered her children, and The Children of Jocasta , in which Natalie Haynes gives modern voice to Oedipus's wife and mother Jocasta, and his daughter and half-sister Ismene. All of them deal with enduring themes of violence, betrayal, retribution, how power corrupts and how ordinary people can commit dreadful deeds. James Brickwood.
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