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Song of Achilles
Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath. They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice."
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Madison91
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Omg, I loved this so much, I almost didn‘t finish it, knowing where it was going. I wasn‘t looking forward to it, because it‘s really not my usual taste, being YA style, but it‘s probably my fave book in a long time

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Goleemn
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I know I‘m way behind, but this was an excellent pick from start to finish. I was reminded that it was in one of my to-be-read stacks by a student who was reading it. Glad I opened it! Much better than Miller‘s Circe, which I enjoyed. Achilles was much more engrossing, better written, and more lyrical. A wonderful love tale of the great Greek hero!

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StellarDoc
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Right after I took this photo, the two cats in my lap started wrestling. #Caturday #Jolabokaflod

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ another book club read, though I was a bit slow with this one!

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AmyK1
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I read this for my IRL book club. While I have never cared for Greek (or any) mythology, and still don‘t, this was a beautiful story.

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graysonslibrary
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It has been SO long since I have had the time to sit down and finish a book, and this one was my first pick. Unfortunately, I think it was overhyped for me. I can appreciate the love story within this book, but I can‘t say that I was left heartbroken after this read, which so many people have said you would. BUT I do think if you are very interested in Greek mythology you‘ll love this read! 3.5/5 ⭐️

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mdolan995
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I have had only maybe one or two books that have made me cry and this was one of them. I didn‘t expect to bawl but it was so beautiful. Madeline needs to write more, I love her work so much!!!

TheKidUpstairs I agree, I need more!!! 2mo
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DivineDiana
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A retelling of Homer‘s Iliad focusing on the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles. I was invested from the very beginning. Beautiful writing. Fast paced. Heartbreaking. A story of love and war. #booked2022 #Setinanancientcivilization #thinkgreek
Artwork/ Mike Willcox

Cinfhen I LOVED this book!!! A definite favorite 🤩 2mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen ❤️ And a Philadelphia author! 2mo
Cinfhen Really???? I‘m not sure I knew that - awesome 😎 2mo
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AvidReader25 Circe (the author‘s second novel) is even better! 2mo
DivineDiana @cinfhen I went to see her at Main Point Books when Circe was released. 2mo
Cinfhen Awesomeness!!!! 2mo
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BookwormAHN
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This month I read 13 books, here are 11 of them. My favorites were The Song of Achilles, The Path of Thorns and The Daughter of Doctor Moreau 💙
How has your November gone Courtney @Moonprismpower Mine has been pretty good 😺
#Litsylove #LitsyloveReads

Moonprismpower Gosh thanks for checking in! It‘s gone pretty good book wise and I had a lovely thanksgiving with my family. I didn‘t have to cook or clean just eat! How about you??😄 2mo
BookwormAHN @Moonprismpower We had a nice small Thanksgiving. My father cooked a turkey which was excellent and we had sandwiches with it for quite a while. 2mo
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MariettaSG
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It was so-so, read it because to have to teach it. It moves on from how hot Achilles is and explores his egotism. And although true to classical times there is so much violence against women that I don‘t much like it. There is not a strong enough message in it in my perspective.

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BookwormAHN
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I loved this book. It may be my favorite of the year. This is the story of the legendary Achilles and his best friend/lover Patroclus. As with Circe it is beautifully written and you know it will lead you to tears but you will treasure every second of it 💙
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Booked2022 #mythologyretelling @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

Bklover Such a good book!❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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emmadomo
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Maybe her gods are kinder than ours, and she will find rest.

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emmadomo
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An amazing historical fiction story about Greek life, war, and a devastating LGBT love story. This book does a great job at setting the scene and being able to easily follow along through imagination. I couldn‘t put it down!

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NovelGirl82
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I didn‘t get as much as usual at the B&N Black Friday sale, but I did get this gorgeous signed edition of Song of Achilles, a signed edition of Beyond the Wand, and Ink Black Heart for 50% off. They were also giving away this little reading journal, so I have a nice little journal for the new year. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!

bookaholic1 Looking forward to reading The Ink Black Heart 2mo
NovelGirl82 @bookaholic1 Me too! I swear she‘s trying to outdo Order of the Phoenix. They keep getting longer and longer. Not that I‘m complaining! 2mo
bookaholic1 I hear you!! 2mo
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KateReadsYA
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TalesandTexts Have you read Circe? I found Circe to be better than SOA. Although I highly appreciate how SOA increases the repertoire of LGBTQ+ literature. 3mo
KateReadsYA @TalesandTexts I have not read it yet but i have it on my shelf! I'm so glad to hear it's even better in your opinion. 3mo
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DivineDiana
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New audiobook combined with print copy. #mttbr

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KateReadsYA
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"??? ??? ??? ? ????? ?? ? ??????? ?????, ??? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ??????."
-Odysseus

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KateReadsYA
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Soccer practice ready! Heard so many good things about this book and currently on Ch. 4 and I'm liking it.

TravelsWithBooks Liking this for the Dutch Bros! 3mo
KateReadsYA @TravelsWithBooks hahaha your profile picture says it all :) have you tried the spiced oatmilk latte yet? I was debating on that one. 3mo
TravelsWithBooks @KateReadsYA No Dutch Bros where I‘m at this winter! 3mo
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MariettaSG
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Up to chapter 11 and the only message I‘m getting from this book is ‘Achilles is hot!‘. It‘s nice, has lovely descriptions, reads like a romance but lacks depth in my opinion.

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akfreeborn
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I finally got to read this wonderful retelling. It was beautiful and full of character development. I loved the narration perspective and the kind love in this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain One of my favorites of all time. ❤️ 4mo
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krispychips
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The writing was beautiful— very poetic. The first half was incredible. I loved all the characters. Their growths were well-written. But during the middle, it felt repetitive with Practolus admiring Achilles and Achilles admiring himself. Their relationship got a little flat at times. I believe there was a lot of missed potential development between them. Overall, this book was a pleasant read. Not a favorite, but I was still invested.

MariettaSG This is how I‘m finding it, a lot of Patroclus admiring Achilles 3mo
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Night_Reader
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Library Haul! It's been awhile since I've been to the library.

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OrangeMooseReads
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1. Yes, give me all the historical fiction from all the eras.
2. The tagged book set during the Trojan Wars.
#two4tuesday
#daylate
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Ddzmini
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1) yes love books set in history
2) the tagged book is a great read 🤗📖

Thank you @TheSpineView for sharing this and thank you for the tag @Deblovestoread

TheSpineView My pleasure! Thanks for playing along! 4mo
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Meshell1313
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs #two4tuesday

📚Recently loved Song of Achilles!
📚📚 Used to teach Sophocles all the time so I‘m partial to Oedipus & Antigone.

I‘ll tag: @jenniferw88 & @MicheleFilgate

Kayla.Adriena Adore Song of Achilles! 4mo
Eggs I forgot about Sophocles!!!👍🏼👌🏼 4mo
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AllDebooks
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#Booked2022

Madam 2⭐️
Giovanni's Room 4⭐️
Station Eleven 4⭐️ must watch tv series now
The Song of Achilles 5⭐️
Unorthodox 3⭐️
Modern nature 4⭐️

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I see you in the entries. 👏🏻🙌🏻 4mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You really caught up👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
AllDebooks Thank you. I did go for it all the blank spaces were bugging me 😅 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen 4mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book90
This book was beautifully written and, in my opinion, lived up to the hype. (And I‘m always a sucker for a Greek mythology retelling.) My only small complaint is that every important death felt slightly anticlimactic.

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JohnLAndBenji
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Bailedbailed

This was another book that I thought was a safe for men book, but I‘m bailing on it for several reasons. Achilles was supposed to be a hero, but instead he impregnates a princess that doesn‘t want his kid. The king stabs a girl to death to bring wind and it worked. Then achilles plunders and Agamemnon (ally of achilles “ was giving us permission for camp followers, for spear-wives and bed slaves. (kindle page 211) I‘m dnfing this book

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sarah-bear
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“In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.”

Simply beautiful.

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Anya91
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Christyco125
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This was a fantastic retelling of the myth of Achilles. I like the way she gave the secondary character Patroclus a voice which made Achilles humanity more present in the story.

#Booked2022 - A MYTHOLOGY RETELLING #ThinkGreek

#Pantone2022 - #HarbourBlue

sarah-bear Agree, it was so good! 5mo
Cinfhen Loved this one ‼️‼️‼️‼️ 4mo
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ambrosiasalad
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A very beautiful and tragic love story

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SanjanaGhosh
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I've always heard about Achilles' famed heel. This book is so much more than that!!

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JohnLAndBenji
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I am almost done with The People we meet on vacation and I plan on starting this soon.

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Amiable
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Unpopular opinion alert: This was only OK for me. It seemed like there was a whole lot of nothing very much happening until the end scenes. I may have expected too much from the rave reviews; I don‘t know. I‘m glad I read “Circe” first—I enjoyed that one more and I might not have picked it up if I‘d already read this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

CoverToCoverGirl Lol… I loved Achilles but I bailed on Circe. 🙂 5mo
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OliviaV
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I have no words.
This book is beautifully written.
This is my first Madeline Miller book and I‘m so excited to read her others
5⭐️
Points for gay🌈

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HCBB
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You can use a spear aa a walking stick, but that will not change its nature. - Odysseus

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RenePenn
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3/5 ⭐️ I saw so many wonderful reviews on this book. My review reflects the fact that I am not a lover of Greek mythology. There were also so many names that I couldn‘t keep up with who was who so I got bogged down in that a little bit. The story of the main characters was great and sad. All the emotions. This book reminds me of the Proverbs about pride coming before the fall 😞

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TrishB
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Ok you were all right, it‘s amazing and awesome 💔 but you know it‘s a good thing when a book actually lives up to the hype!

KarenUK So glad it didn‘t disappoint! 💕 6mo
TrishB @KarenUK definitely didn‘t ♥️ 6mo
MrsV I put this off for so long before I read it because I was afraid it would not live up to what I thought it would be. Then I kicked myself for putting off so long. (edited) 6mo
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sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
CarolynM 👍 6mo
Deblovestoread 🙌🏼💜💜💜 6mo
TrishB @MrsV exactly! 6mo
Centique I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 6mo
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TrishB
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How true this is 😢

Karons1 Love ❤️ it 6mo
Cathythoughts Yes ♥️ 6mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Enjoying this book for a 2nd time. One of my favorites.

This time I'm listening to it over Libby but I will say I loved reading the physical book more. The details of the story and of the characters just felt more meaningful.

But absolutely
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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TrishB
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A very late entrant to the party. C says I need to read and catch up with the rest of the reading world!

Maria514626 I haven‘t read it either. ☺️ I see mythology and I back away. Seems above my understanding—and thus, patience. 6mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 6mo
Deblovestoread She‘s not wrong! 😊 6mo
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TrishB @Maria514626 I‘m thinking that as both my kids have read and loved I may be ok on the understanding! 6mo
TrishB @5feet.of.fury cool 👍🏻 6mo
TrishB @Kdgordon88 😂😂 6mo
Centique Hope you like it! I loved it but I read it before I‘d heard anything about it. 6mo
CarolynM Enjoy! 6mo
TrishB @Centique @CarolynM hoping to get some reading done today!! 6mo
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All I can say after finishing this book is, my heart. While I found the book slow to start, I was hooked after being introduced to Achilles. Overall, this is a beautiful love story that had me laughing, crying, and rooting for an ending I knew wasn‘t possible. Highly recommend it for anyone who loves a good retelling of a Greek myth. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨(4.5/5)

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alibrarymouse
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🌱BOOK REVIEW🌱
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This. Book. This book!!! I just can‘t words with The Song of Achilles because the prose was amazing and the characterization was beautiful and deep. Although I knew what was going to happen at the end, I still sobbed and had to close the book at key moments. And the ending. The ending was beautiful, it‘s definitely something I‘m going to reread, and I absolutely recommend this book.

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libbiesmith
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One of those books where you have to sit with it and wonder how the next book could ever top it. Highly recommend.

LoverOfLearning Thought about it so much I'm rereading it 6mo
libbiesmith @LoverOfLearning I hope you liked it! 5mo
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