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User Review  - potterhead9.75 - LibraryThing

This is not a review, it's a lot of confused, biased lines: Everyone who's read the Iliad knows how it ends. Patroclus and Achilles both die. For these two Princes, the Iliad is cruel and inescapably ... Read full review

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

Mindblowingly good novel. The fact that it's someone's first is daunting to say the least. Make sure to read the character summaries at the end first, though--Miller has made some decisions about ... Read full review

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User Review  - leefielding - LibraryThing

Madeline Miller’s debut novel, the second debut to win the Orange Prize in that number of years. In 2011 it was Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife which I enjoyed but have to say didn’t rate all that ... Read full review

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User Review  - lexmccall - LibraryThing

Admittedly, I am a biased reviewer. The author and I attended the same high school & college (she was 2 years ahead of me), and I am a very proud alum, a moderate classics nerd, and a sucker for ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookishMatters - LibraryThing

Words I’d use to describe this book: gorgeous, sensual, exquisite, beautiful, poetic… I could go on, but you get the idea — I really liked this book. The language used by Miller is stunningly ... Read full review

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User Review  - janerawoof - LibraryThing

review What a difference three years can make! Three years ago I started reading this book and couldn't continue beyond about 5 pp. or so. So I closed the book and returned it to the library unread ... Read full review

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User Review  - AddisonLane - LibraryThing

This book has ruined my life: it ended. I cannot even form a coherent review, because it was hands down the best book I have read in many years. I literally could not stop reading it, even at the ... Read full review

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Review: The Song of Achilles

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

We despise spoilers. We avoid them at all costs, cover them with spoiler tags, and castigate those who share them. But a great book is one that we can appreciate even when we already know the ending ... Read full review

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User Review  - georgekilsley - LibraryThing

A re-telling of the Iliad from the point of view of Patroclus. Miller took ten years to write this book and the result is impressive. Read full review


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