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The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
The legend begins... — Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patrocl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062060617
ISBN-10: 0062060619
Publication Date: 3/6/2012
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I finished this book a few hours ago and I can't stop thinking about it. Its a gift the author has given us, perhaps a gift from the gods themselves.
TIME magazine said, Wildly romantic [and] surprisingly suspenseful....[B]ringing those dark figures back to life, making them men again, and while shes at it, us[ing] her passionate companion piece to The Iliad as a subtle swipe at todays ongoing debate over gay marriage. Talk about updating the classics. I couldn't agree more. I've read at least a dozen books in the past six weeks and this is by far the best. I don't usually read a book twice, but I will read this one again. The last chapter will stay with you for long time, if it doesn't make you weep then the gods/goddesses must not have given you a heart.


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