Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018 book 52

Madeline Miller's Circe
I really liked Miller's Song of Achilles, so I was eager to see her take on one of the women of Greek mythology. And this was a (mostly) well-written and powerful story of a woman caught between worlds who just wants to belong. Circe is a smart character to choose here, because she—and her family—feature in so many stories, but she has never really been a central figure. Miller does a good job weaving in all those stories (the Minotaur's birth scene is a real stunner) and making even the more well-trod ones come to life. Really well done. A-.

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A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on April 3rd.

1 comment:

Fence said...

Glad to read this, I really enjoyed Song of Achilles so have been looking forward to this one. Think you are the first I've seen that's actually read it yet.