BOOK REVIEW: An Odyssey: A Father, A Son & An Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate¬†Odyssey¬†seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician’s unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his “one last chance” to learn the great literature he’d neglected in his youth