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The Song Of Achilles

By Madeline Miller


372 pages

What’s it about?
In this retelling of “The Iliad” Madeline Miller reimagines the tale of Achilles through the eyes of his best friend Patroclus.  Patroclus is an awkward young prince when he is stripped of his title and exiled from his homeland.  He is sent to live in the small country of Phthia where he meets the truly remarkable young Prince Achilles.  They forge a bond that will last throughout their lives.
What did it make me think about?
A good story can be retold forever.
Should I read it?
I really enjoyed “Circe” by Madeline Miller and promised myself I would get to this book as well. It took me a while but I finally read it.  This is an adventure story, a love story, and a lesson in the Classics all at once.  I would definitely recommend this book!
“Who was he if not miraculous and radiant?  Who was he if not destined for fame?”

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