Gilgamesh

If you can’t get this on the audio version, at least read it out loud. This epic was meant to be heard.

Gilgamesh is arguably the oldest story in the world, with all the great ancient epic tricks. I love how it repeats the same phrases, such as when Gilgamesh wakes up from his prophetic dreams over and over:

“Did you touch me? Did a god walk by?”

It had me chanting along with the CD. The adventures of Gilgamesh and Enkidu are pretty exciting.

So exciting, in fact, that I would seriously consider recommending it as excellent bedtime reading for the kids.

Except that Gilgamesh and Enkidu get up to enough high-jinks to get not only an ‘R’ rating, but maybe even an NC-17.

Good stuff, that’s all I’m saying.