I was 40 pages away from reading The Odyssey but I never finished it. I just felt like it dragged because I had to write a 500 word response to it. Maybe it was the translation by Robert Fagles that I didn't like. All I know is that since I am done writing responses about The Odyssey for my class I chose to just start it over and actually take my time with it. Don't get me wrong it's a really cool book but not something you want to rush into otherwise you won't enjoy it.