Book Review – The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Another beautiful read, authored by the immensely talented Madeline Miller. I found that I did not like this novel quite as much as I enjoyed ‘Circe,’ but this more than filled my quota for mythological retellings for the time being. ⁠

Upon first glance, you might think that this novel is about the life of Achilles, and in a way it is. However, it is more accurately about the life and influence of Patroclus, a cast-off prince who was exiled by his own father. Patroclus falls in love, goes on adventures, and faces the kind of loss that makes you weep.⁠

Miller took this age old tale, and revitalized it into quite the masterpiece.



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