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The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. — Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought tog...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062060617
ISBN-10: 0062060619
Publication Date: 3/6/2012
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 115
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aliciagc avatar reviewed The Song of Achilles on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I finished this book a few hours ago and I can't stop thinking about it. Its a gift the author has given us, perhaps a gift from the gods themselves.
TIME magazine said, Wildly romantic [and] surprisingly suspenseful....[B]ringing those dark figures back to life, making them men again, and while shes at it, us[ing] her passionate companion piece to The Iliad as a subtle swipe at todays ongoing debate over gay marriage. Talk about updating the classics. I couldn't agree more. I've read at least a dozen books in the past six weeks and this is by far the best. I don't usually read a book twice, but I will read this one again. The last chapter will stay with you for long time, if it doesn't make you weep then the gods/goddesses must not have given you a heart.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book so much! I was completed caught up in the lives of Achilles and Patroclus. I could not put this book down and then I didn't want it to be over. I felt like I was inside the story. Madeline Miller is a master and I can not wait to read her next book.
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