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by Madeline Miller
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 1 year ago
I was recently overcome with a strong urge to read about Greek mythology. I assume it arose since I was reading Through The Looking Glass, which starts the argument that language is dependent on culture with the absence of mentions of color in Greek epic poems like the Odyssey. If colors are mention...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 years ago
Circe, Marilyn Miller, author; Perdita Weeks, narrator In this re-imagined story of the Greek goddess Circe, Marilyn Miller has done a wonderful job of bringing her to life. The narrator is superb, as she uses different voices and stress points to make each character unique. I studied Greek mytholog...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
This is a retelling of all the Greek Myths that involve Circe, from her perspective. There are some beautiful and poignant passages, some entertaining interpretations or inclusions of other myths (like Daedalus) but also a lot of bland sections. I'm not particularly convinced by the author's inter...
Yoz0ra Reads
Yoz0ra Reads rated it 2 years ago
DNF: 26% [spoiler] I'm not fond of writing negative reviews, but I'm sorry to say that this story didn't sweep me off my feet.Before I started the audiobook, I read the synopsis and bits of the positive reviews. I thought that this story was for me because the story sounded so exciting. I was goin...
Read, Travel, Repeat
Read, Travel, Repeat rated it 2 years ago
I would give this more than 5 stars if I could! What if Circe wasn't the witch as Greek mythology recalls? Her story is expertly crafted by Miller, who could probably write an intriguing novel about watching grass grow. Read this for the story, love it for the writing. Bravo
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 3 years ago
Circe is best known as the witch from the Odyssey who turns men into pigs, but thanks to the complex genealogies of Greek mythological characters Circe is related to dozens of other stories. Miller picks and chooses among the myths in order to tell a coming-of-age story in which the protagonist requ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 years ago
I had to check this out several times before I finally finished it. Madeline Miller has a way of writing that makes me forget I'm reading. Circe is really beautiful prose without becoming too much. This one just never got as compelling as The Song of Achilles (hence the multiple check outs to finish...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 3 years ago
This book was equal parts brilliant and addictive. I initially started this for a book club meeting that, I will admit, I begrudgingly missed BUT I dutifully and happily finished the read and boy was I glad I did. It is, as the title suggests, based on Circe, a minor Titan. It chronicles her journ...
MikeDI
MikeDI rated it 3 years ago
** spoiler alert ** First of all, this was a well-written book and a joy to read.That said, I wanted to point out that I looked for something original but this was merely a connect the dots of all mention of Circe in various Greek Mythology tales, with a few changes. The author picked and chose diff...
MikeDI
MikeDI rated it 3 years ago
Review to Come.
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