Miller, Madeline

The Song of Achilles -- Madeline Miller, Paperback

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A New York Times Bestseller

"At once a scholar's homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art....A book I could not put down." --Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War from the bestselling author of Circe

A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer's enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller's monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction's brightest lights--and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

"A captivating retelling of The Iliad and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it's a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the goddess Thetis, which carries the true savagery and chill of antiquity." -- Donna Tartt, The Times



Author: Madeline Miller
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 08/28/2012
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.30w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780062060624

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 14
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 155136 / Song of Achilles


Review Citation(s):
New York Times Book Review 09/16/2012 pg. 28

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