The Song of Achilles

Earlier this year I read Circe and absolutely adored it, Madeline Miller spins stories from bits and pieces of the classics. I had no idea she’d written another book and I put the hold on it and got it and devoured it. The Song of Achilles is a beautiful love story between Achilles and his life long companion Patroclus.

I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about the Greek classics. I haven’t read any of them myself, although I do have the Emily Watson translation of The Odyssey on my shelf and it’s a 2020 goal to read it. But Miller manages to make the stories amazing and exciting. I realize that she’s filling in a lot of blanks and they aren’t necessarily true, but her descriptions of their lives are beautiful. She writes amazing sentences.

I highly recommend her writing and I really hope that she’s writing more because I for one will read anything she writes as soon as its published.