Several people have asked me if this European Literary water park is a real place. There is a place sort of like it in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, Water World Themed Water Park, where the slides have a Greek Mythology theme, such as "Drop to Atlantis," "Aeolos Whirlpool," "Fall of Icarus," "Quest of Herakles," and more. I started thinking of the slides they could add that would make the place too sinister to visit—who would go on “Scylla and Charybdis”, “Kronos’ Catapult,” “Medea’s Moshpit,” or “Cyclops’ Cavern”? We went for Helen's 11th birthday, and she was thrown into conflict by her aversion to Greek Mythology and her enthusiasm for sliding.
This comic appeared in the New Yorker in April. We read one third of Jane Eyre, the first two chapters of Great Expectations, and nothing beyond the first chapter of Wuthering Heights-- but enough to get essential commentary on the books.