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Madeline Miller
Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. She also studied in the... show more

Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. She also studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches and writes. The Song of Achilles is her first novel. Visit her website at: www.madelinemiller.comPhoto credit: Nina Subin
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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...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 2 years ago
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 2 years ago
[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 ...
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