“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.”. declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and. Read "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get RS. off your first download. The god touches his finger . “The Song of Achilles should be read and enjoyed for itself, but if Madeline Miller's novel sends the reader back to Homer and his successors, she is to be.
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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. Get this from a library! The song of Achilles. [Madeline Miller] -- Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that . The Song of Achilles. by Madeline Miller. ebook declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller's and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines.
At times sweet but always so lovely. This is a wonderful piece of work. It's art. I knew how this was going to end, I believe we all did, but still at the end, I cried.
That is an achievement on the author's part, to take something old and familiar and execute it in such a way that the reader still feels the freshness, the shock of it all. I am in awe.
This is kind of a half-arsed review but that is only because I just finished this piece of art and my thoughts are a jumbled mess.
All I can say is this: In awe..
This novel is a poem, ancient and beautifully woven. You will be lost I can vouch for that. You might wanna re-read it, it's upto you, I know I did and can say still isn't enough. The book is something you'd savor forever, at least in your memory, if not the novel itself. But you'd wanna save it, perhaps, to pass it on to your generation, the type of novel it is.
You'll learn, you'll grow through it a little, if not much. They say don't judge a book by its cover but I say you do, in this case, because the cover in itself is as medieval as the read. The Song of Achilles is a retelling of Iliad through the eyes of Patroclus and focuses on his relationship with Achilles.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was a welcome change as I got to see the gentler side of Achilles and learned a lot more about his inner conflicts, sense of humor and his ability to love deeply. With Patroclus, I saw someone wonderful and would have loved to know more about him we do get to see some parts solely dedicated to him but much of it is about what he thinks and feels about Achilles.
While we know that the story is tragic, it's strangely fulfilling and uplifting My heart did break at one point though! It has some beautiful lines in places.
Now for certain issues I had, While Miller tries to weave a story of two men in love with each other in ancient Greece, I feel she lets some of the comparatively later prejudices seep in. The fluid sexuality of that period is something that has been discussed at length and thus it does not make sense for the characters to feel uncomfortable about it.
I feel there is also a lot of focus on how Achilles is externally his godlike appearance etc.
I'd say that I loved the book apart from the issues listed above. I will never stop recommending it. I am a complete novice in Greek mythology and whatever little I know of it is through movies.
This bought this book to get an insight into Achilles' life and the Trojan war. However, though I didn't get as much Trojan war as I wanted, it certainly got me acquainted with details I was completely unaware of. If you too think you know all about Achilles after watching the Brad Pitt starer movie 'Troy' then you, my friend are completely wrong.
In fact, it was after reading this book did I realise how erroneous the movie was when it came to capturing historical events. This book, however, does not focus on the Trojan war but rather on the untold story of the most important person in Achilles' life. Patroclus, the narrator of the story, and Achilles are more than 'just comrades' and share a bond of intimacy, love and passion. Based on Homer's 'Iliad' this book gives a fresh point of view to the Trojan war and its hero Achilles' life.
I loved this book for Miller's writing and for the shocking and interesting details about Achilles' life. If you are interested in mythology then do pick The Song of Achilles. Detailed review on AlphaGirlReviews. Where the F should i even start I've already talked about how amazing the book is on multiple sites, so I won't talk about that.
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What I will say, however, is that it came in perfect condition. This has become my favourite book and I've read a lot of books.
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DPReview Digital Photography. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Who was he if not miraculous, and radiant? Who was he if not destined for fame? We all know the story. We all know the outcome. We all know Again and again I saw his wrist twist, exposing its pale Victoria Schwab Epic.
I knew nothing about it going in besides the fact that it is based off events in Homer's, The Illiad. Despite the fact that I took 4-years of Latin in hi Will Byrnes I feel a bit silly doing this, but I have put a spoiler alert on this review, just in case there are folks out there who might not be versed in the classics.Liane Moriarty.
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Madeline Miller. Preview this item Preview this item. Gwendolyn Womack. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I knew nothing about it going in besides the fact that it is based off events in Homer's, The Illiad. The title should be at least 4 characters long. She draws you into the story with rich descriptions and stunning detail that helps drive the story instead of bogging it down.