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Book Reviews of The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
ISBN-13: 9780062060624
ISBN-10: 0062060627
Publication Date: 8/28/2012
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Paperback
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Simons-Mom avatar reviewed The Song of Achilles on
I loved this book so much! I was completed caught up in the lives of Achilles and Patroclus. I could not put this book down and then I didn't want it to be over. I felt like I was inside the story. Madeline Miller is a master and I can not wait to read her next book.
virago avatar reviewed The Song of Achilles on + 233 more book reviews
I couldn't get into this. I had to switch between paperback and audiobook to get through it.

I love the subject matter and the fact that the story focused on Achilles and Patroclus growing up together and falling for one another. It was interesting how they lived with the spectre of both their deaths as they grew older, both knowing that they wouldn't live into old age. I loved everything about the story except for the fact that I was bored reading/listening to it. I'm not sure why, but my attention didn't fully perk up until the last few chapters.

I'm going to chalk this up to the reader and not the author. I will attempt a reread this some other time to see if I perhaps just read it at the wrong time or in the wrong frame of mind. It's happened to me before and I've ended up loving a book or movie the second time around.

All-in-all I think it was well researched and put together, just couldn't get excited for it.
reviewed The Song of Achilles on + 114 more book reviews
This is a pretty amazing retelling of the Iliad. It was interesting to see things from Patroclus's point of view. And I surprisingly learned a few things I hadn't already known from reading countless other versions of this story. This was by far the best one!
bothrootes avatar reviewed The Song of Achilles on + 205 more book reviews
I had forgotten how much I liked the stories of the Greek Gods until I picked up this book. It was a very easy read and an interesting story. First book that I couldn't put down for a while.
keli avatar reviewed The Song of Achilles on + 32 more book reviews
DNF