Rape is never okay. Never
. And, although better people than me have perhaps forgiven or whatever the heck, I can't. I can't even imagine. And I don't care if it was their freaking culture, it wasn't HERS... and okay, it did add realism but fuck that. Frankly.
I liked it because it was cute, besides the rape bit, but I never did learn to like Circe very much and the narrative style was a bit bland at times, very... American, which I guess isn't a bad thing but I like a little poetry much better.