This was fine but just made me want to re-read The Lightning Thief which is definitely way better
Miller magically combines all of the recorded tales of Circe into one breathtaking so-called autobiography. Circe is the teller of her own tale, and she is a force to be reckoned with. What struck me most, though, was the loneliness that embodied her character and the enduring love she had for humans (most anyway--she did turn some into swine!). I hope Miller keeps writing stories like these; mythology truly comes to life in her capable hands.
Brought up amongst the splendor of the gods, yet not a part of it, Circe comes to detest the hypocrisy of power.
This is an introverted book if I've ever read one. If you seek thrilling action here, cease. Circe isn't your typical protagonist; for most of it, she's a witness. Her transformation is about that, actually—about getting her own story instead of being imprisoned in the stories of others.
#fantasy #standalone #mythology
Con tutta l'hype che ha ricevuto questo libro mi aspettavo altro, ciò non vuol dire chiaramente che io non lo abbia apprezzato molto. Modestamente ho preferito "la canzone di Achille", sempre scritto dalla stessa autrice, però devo ammettere che soprattutto per alcune parti di questo libro ne sono rimasta soddisfatta.
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At first I thought this read “21 years“ and I thought, well yes, of course, then I realized it was 2K,and I thought, well yes, of course 😂
1. I enjoy historical fiction, and setting in ancient times is fine, although I don't read it often -
2. Tagged book is the last book I read set in ancient times and I enjoyed it.
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1. My first reaction was no, but then I recalled enjoying the tagged book so much.
2. Yes, both the tagged book and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I absolutely loved them on audio and would recommend them.
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Just finished this, and wow. I don‘t usually read books this dark (I‘ll put some CW below), but it was engrossing with a very satisfying ending. The descriptions are so vivid you can feel the atmosphere, and as a kid who was kind of a big Greek myth nerd, I enjoyed seeing how the stories shaped up & compared to other readings.
I don‘t have a picture of an island like Aiaia, so this picture of Devil‘s Lake will have to do!
Doing some reading while we wait for some home repairs to finish. I read about 200 pages of this book in about a day last week while we were on vacation in the northwoods. It‘s definitely darker than my usual, but the style is so captivating and vivid-it just sucks you in. I read a lot of Greek myths when I was younger, it‘s been fun to see how the bits I remember play out. I don‘t remember Telegonus, though, so we‘ll see how the next part goes…😬
Ahh I loved this one! A beautiful retelling of mythology. Other than The Song of Achilles, what other books like this do you recommend?
I wasn't sure what expectations to have about this book. It was recommended on Booktok fairly heavily, and a few other book reviewers I follow, so I finally gave it a try. OMG I'm so sad I took so long. This book was incredible and sucked me in from the opening line. This one definitely lives up to the hype!