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The Song of Achilles (Hardcover, 2012, Ecco Press) 5 stars

Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and …

Simply beautiful

5 stars

Such a beautifully written and captivatingly intimate work. I was so entranced and obsessed, I finished it in two days!

If you're a fan of historical tragic romance -and even if you aren't- this is THE book to read

@snowcrash lol I forgot about my account for a while but I hope you read it! You definitely won't regret it regardless of the emotional tumble it will give you :'). And from a greek perspective it does a wonderful job keeping and showcasing the ancient greek setting. I read it in greek and I couldn't tell it had been written by a foreigner. I've seen quite a few cases where the modern writing style or some vocabulary and interactions ruin the immersion but Madeline Miller is a master at respecting and understanding the time period. And as a greek person it was rly refreshing to see, that's why I picked up some of her other books as well