Welcome to the Call of the Siren, a site about books on myth, fantasy and more, which continues a regular column that I wrote for the Los Angeles Times for many years while serving as deputy editor of the newspaper’s book coverage. To check out that old column, go to this blog’s main page and scroll down the list of “Links.” Near the bottom you’ll see “The Late, Great Siren’s Call,” which gathers a bunch of wonderful books that I covered on the company’s dime.
Faulkner wasn’t kidding when he said the past isn’t past: Myth and lore are an important part of most people’s lives (and not just because of movies and TV). This blog serves as a place where I can vent my own feelings on a subject that has me lashed like poor Odysseus in the Waterhouse painting above.
To fellow prisoners of the call who stumble upon this blog, let me just say: Welcome! and, Thank you for your visit!
— Nick Owchar
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