The books I've re-read most frequently are The Iliad and War and Peace, so perhaps it's not surprising that right now I seem to be returning "home" to Greece. To those who love the classics for their stories–who doesn't?—the retellings by Madeline Miller in The Song of Achilles and Circe are engrossing, captivating, rich in images and in language, just as the originals are. (At least in the excerpts I've read in Greek)
It's also tempting to follow Ms Miller's example and look for a proven formula. Perhaps that's a way forward for my currently-stymied attempt to sort out the plot of Danish Hospitality...or whatever it's going to be called.