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The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles
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“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”—Ann Patchett“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling,... show more
“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”—Ann Patchett“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B006IE2IO8
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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SlickSchick
SlickSchick rated it
4.0 The Song of Achilles
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
3.5 Review: The Song of Achilles
I couldn't get into this. I had to switch between paperback and audiobook to get through it. I love the subject matter and the fact that the story focused on Achilles and Patroclus growing up together and falling for one another. It was interesting how they lived with the spectre of both their...
Yoz0ra Reads
Yoz0ra Reads rated it
3.0
[spoiler] I enjoyed this book more than Circe, which I gave it the DNF mark. However, I had some difficulty engaging with the story during the first part of the book, but I got hook at the part where Achilles is introduced in the story. Then during the middle section, the pacing became too slow and ...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
2.0
Inizio la mia lettura con entusiasmo. Da bambina lessi un libro dal titolo Achille e Patroclo, rimasi talmente affascinata dalla figura di Patroclo che ne conservo ancora il ricordo. È Patroclo che narra:Mio padre era un re, figlio di re. Come la maggior parte di noi, non era molto alto e aveva la c...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it
5.0 Final Thoughts: Song of Achilles
This one is definitely going into my list of favorite reads for this year. It moved me deeply enough that I'm not sure how much I can even write about it. I might have to come back and add to this post in the days to come, because I know that the story and characters will haunt me for a while. It ...
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