The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, it looks like Apollo has shined on me today. And I will, as so many have before me, confirm that this book is a great one.
Retellings of ancient stories can a complicated slog or a brilliant adaptation, of course, but the best are always the ones that come with beautiful, lyrical language, bold interpretations, and a rip-roaring sense of style.
Good news! This one satisfies on all levels! And I have to admit that I always suspected, from the original, that Achilles and Patroclus were lovers. It only made SENSE that such a reaction could only be born of great passions.
And so that brings us to the reality of this tale. It is not so much about growing up or cross-dressing or bearing the enmity of Agamemnon.
This is a ROMANCE. :)
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