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The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men 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, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate.Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.
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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
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4d
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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! 4d
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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! 4d
Eggs I forgot about Sophocles!!!👍🏼👌🏼 4d
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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⭐️

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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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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! 2w
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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. 🙂 1mo
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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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thereflectiveflaneur
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Great and enjoyable read! Excellent audio book also! Would highly recommend this text. Totally immerses you into the world of the story. Characters are richly drawn and the prose is beautifully crafted!

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HCBB
Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

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! 💕 2mo
TrishB @KarenUK definitely didn‘t ♥️ 2mo
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) 2mo
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sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
CarolynM 👍 2mo
Deblovestoread 🙌🏼💜💜💜 2mo
TrishB @MrsV exactly! 2mo
Centique I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
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How true this is 😢

Karons1 Love ❤️ it 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes ♥️ 2mo
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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. 2mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 2mo
Deblovestoread She‘s not wrong! 😊 2mo
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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! 2mo
TrishB @5feet.of.fury cool 👍🏻 2mo
TrishB @Kdgordon88 😂😂 2mo
Centique Hope you like it! I loved it but I read it before I‘d heard anything about it. 2mo
CarolynM Enjoy! 2mo
TrishB @Centique @CarolynM hoping to get some reading done today!! 2mo
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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)

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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 2mo
libbiesmith @LoverOfLearning I hope you liked it! 3w
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Eorrlopez
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I really enjoyed this book. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys Greek mythology and tender romance.

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jeannasser
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If y‘all are lying about this one…

sprainedbrain Omg that book. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
jeannasser @sprainedbrain scared to read it 😭 I don‘t wanna be disappointed 3mo
LoverOfLearning What did you think?! 2mo
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Daraghkelly
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“This, this and this.”

Beautiful, beautiful book.

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AileenRR
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It was hard to keep track of who‘s who when just listening, so I had to look up a character list on line and listen twice. Loved it.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Love, Fate, War, Death. The trigger warnings and spoilers for this tale have been around for about the last couple thousand years, but this has got to be THE best fanfiction I've ever read. Those who haven't read good fanfic probably don't see this as a compliment. Retelling is another way to put it. As someone who studied the Iliad, I truly loved it. Patroclus' perspective makes all the difference. Madeline Miller: welcome to destroy me anytime.

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War is tragedy, but say it poetically....

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"The never-ending ache of love and sorrow."

Ugh, the feeeeeeels! ?❤️‍?

Even having studied the Iliad, knowing where this story goes, I remain SHOOK by how the writing gets to me. So, so well told. Patroclus as the narrator: ??.

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TrishB
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C got this lovely set for her birthday today ♥️📚she‘s got a few versions of these!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 4mo
eeclayton So pretty 😍 4mo
Scochrane26 Those are so cool 4mo
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Bookwomble They're lovely 💞📚 4mo
AmyG Ooooo…beautiful. 4mo
MaureenMc 🤩 4mo
squirrelbrain Gorgeous! Happy Birthday to C! 🥰 4mo
LeahBergen Pretty! 4mo
julesG Happy Birthday, C! 🎉🎂📚 4mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @julesG thank you 😁🥂 4mo
CarolynM Nice haul C! Hope she had a happy day🎂 4mo
TrishB @CarolynM thanks Carolyn- we had a quiet day yesterday but it‘s full on family party day tomorrow!! 4mo
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perfectlywinged
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So far this book is perfect. I could read about Achilles and Patroclus running around on sandy beaches and eating figs and herbed cheese forever.

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Madelpadel
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"You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that won't change its nature."

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Oh my, my heart😢


“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”

- 5⭐️

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SassyPants617
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Starting this now. A selection for a buddy read with one of my friends!

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Evita
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3 out of 5. It was good but I preferred Circe which I felt was more mature than song of Achilles.

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canbku
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How can you not love this book? It was lyrical and heartfelt. The yearning and pain that Patroclus described felt so real, it burned!

AmyG Have you read Circe? I loved it wven more. (edited) 5mo
sprainedbrain This is one my favorite books ever. I love it so much. ❤️ 5mo
canbku @AmyG yes! I actually read that one first! So different and still the same beautiful writing! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Definitely one of my favourite books too. 5mo
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As someone who has only a passing familiarity of Greek mythology, I came into this book with a blind spot as to the basis of this novel. I was worried I would not be able to follow the story. Miller's take on the Achilles legend was wonderful. The love story of Achilles and Patroclus is tender and will pull you right in. I also loved that this book was written from Patroclus' perspective. The ending of this book is definitely Kleenex worthy!

sprainedbrain One of my favorite books ever. ❤️ 5mo
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Sara_Planz
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I cannot believe I have not made time to read this yet. Starting it today!!

5feet.of.fury 💕 loved this one 💕 great photo! 5mo
Soubhiville I also loved this one. 5mo
LoverOfLearning Brilliant and perfectly written book! 5mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I knew almost nothing about Achilles going into the book and now I want to read more about Greek mythology!

HeatherBookNerd Circe is brilliant! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @HeatherBookNerd that one's on my TBR! Thank you! 5mo
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mjtwo
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15-27 Apr 22 (audiobook)
A retelling of the myth of Achilles from the perspective of his lover, Patroclus.
I am obviously partial to Greek mythology and this was an entertaining book to listen to that was well-written. I did appreciate that this text was more faithful to Homer‘s Iliad in portraying the love between Achilles and Patroclus than the film Troy was. But I did continue to picture Brad Pitt as Achilles nevertheless.

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IndieNorth
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Had to see what the fuss was about, was not disappointed.

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Fiezzo
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Questo libro è un capolavoro. Il fatto che la storia sia dal punto di vista di Patroclo anche dopo la morte è fantastico. Non nego che alla morte di alcuni personaggi ho pianto 😭.

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lumbricuslibri
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I don't like the helmet cover.

I wanted the UK ed (with the heart bow & arrow cover) but got the US one instead. The shop I ordered it from ran out of it but didn't tell me.

So I looked for alternatives without buying another copy. Found this dust jacket designed by a local (PH) artist. Sigh, so beautiful. 🫶

lumbricuslibri It's from https://theliteraryculture.com/, if anyone's interested. 5mo
StaceGhost That‘s so cool! I love a good cover— especially/even when covering a cover! 5mo
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TheBookDream
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Guess I ought to start this since book club is only a couple weeks away. Hard because I keep stopping to read #OFMD fanfic and doing schoolwork 🤣