Thursday, March 08, 2012

2012 book 69

Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles
The book world has been buzzing about this for months and months, and I was eager to read it, but didn't think a reworking of the Iliad could really be that awesome. But man, was I wrong, b/c this book is STELLAR. Told from the point of view of Patroclus, known as the companion of Achilles, this was a surprisingly moving epic and love story. Sure, there's the Trojan war, but it's not the focus here--the characters, and their rich lives, and their struggles against fate, are. I can't really explain how much I love this, but I did, and it made me cry. Solid A.

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