In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking, Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all brilliantly recast for our times.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nosajeel - LibraryThing
This slender novel retells and reimagines portions of The Iliad in spare, lean, very poetic prose. It briefly covers the story of Achilles, Patroclus, and Hector -- including hints of the backstory ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - calmclam - LibraryThing
Really lovely portraits of Achilles and Priam. This is a great exploration into a really brief episode in the Trojan War (and even in the Iliad). Read full review