Kindle [The Song of Achilles] By Madeline Miller

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  • The Song of Achilles
  • Madeline Miller
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
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The Song of Achilles Read & Download ☆ 104 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 mortalsFate 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 b. I feel so much And perhaps my emotions are not my own this time Madeline Miller for sure implanted them deep inside of me without my consent and now I m urging her to withdraw them or I will not be able to sleep through the nightIt took me a month to read this book as I needed to take multiple breaks during the experience that is The Song of Achilles I was about to curse the lyricism for welling too many emotions inside my body too often and therefore thwarting my reaching the ending in less than a month but then I discovered that it took the author ten years to write this book so my unreasonable annoyance subsided ha ha Dear readers brace yourself as you open the first page This is unlike anything I ve ever read before It certainly is grander than I expected it to be and the love story a thousand times poignant Plus since I had no prior knowledge of Achilles bloody story this was all the surprising to me And now I crave mythology like I crave book mail Patroclus deserves to become a Greek god although that was never his fate What I mean by that is that he is compassionate brave strong wise and worth hailing every uality I believe a god should possess Achilles on the other hand however mortal he may be and so prone to weakness of judgement and power is harder to connect with But he is impressive and ultimately good that s for sure I am pleased to have read this book because now I can discuss about the book and the two very discussable characters Achilles and Patroclus that make this story so formidable I cannot wait to hear the thoughts of everyone in my entourage that has read itBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

Summary The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles Read & Download ☆ 104 Alternate cover edition of ASIN B005FPWUSAGreece 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 AchillesAchilles ‘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. A new take on the Iliad written by a high school classics teacher how could I not read this The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece s greatest hero from the point of view of his best friend Patroclus The big twist Madeline Miller casts the story as a romance between Achilles and Patroclus While staying true to Greek legends and the works of Homer Miller creatively and convincingly fills in the blanks giving Patroclus a back story that makes perfect sense and tracing the friendship and eventual romance between the two young men in a way that casts a new light on the human side of the Trojan WarI always found Achilles to be an unsympathetic character a brat a bully a big headed jerk who knows he s the star player on the team and throws a tantrum if he gets put on the bench Miller shows his unattractive ualities but she also shows that Achilles is human He s capable of love He s deeply conflicted He has a sense of humor and a gentle side We see him through Patroclus s eyes growing from a privileged child to a sensitive teen to a young man struggling to balance his personal feelings with the expectations of an entire country If you ve read the Iliad you know that the story will have a tragic end but it s also strangely uplifting and hopeful I ll never be able to read about these characters the same way again and that s a good thing Reading The Song of Achilles put a new light on this ancient story It was like watching a really good interpretation of a Shakespeare play You think you know the story but you re surprised to find how many layers of new meaning can be brought out by a smart productionThe book is certainly appropriate for YA and up The prose is elegant in its simplicity Miller gives Patroclus a Hemmingway like directness I read a New York Times review of this book which I thought patently unfair complaining that the style made the book seem like a fast food version of the Iliad I think this misses the whole point of the story Patroclus s mission in The Song of Achilles is to cut through the legend of the hero and show us the mortal side of demigod He doesn t want the pompous metaphors and flowery hyperbole of a war epic to bury Achilles s other ualities his tenderness his insecurity his honesty and lack of guile The Song of Achilles can serve as an excellent introduction or counterpoint to the study of the Iliad It certainly made the story new and vibrant for me despite how many times I ve read Homer

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The Song of Achilles Read & Download ☆ 104 Etween 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 FateProfoundly 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. I hereby award all the stars in the universe to this book It took me completely by surpriseI knew nothing about The Song of Achilles going in besides the fact that it is based off events in Homer s The Illiad Despite the fact that I took 4 years of Latin in high school I couldn t tell you the first thing about The IlliadI was completely floored by the absolute beauty of this story which centers around the love between Achilles and Patroclus Admittedly I am not an avid romance reader Oftentimes the romance will be my least favorite aspect of a given story but for some reason this one struck me straight in the feels There was something so pure and confident in their love They were loyal brave and kind to one another in a way that had me reaching for the tissues instead of choking down my mirth I just knew from my level of attachment that this one wasn t going to end well for me I was fully anticipating to end up as a puddle on the floor I was overwhelmed by the intensity of feeling this story was able to elicit from my cold dark heart The Ice ueen hath meltethIf you are considering reading this yourself for whatever reason I cannot recommend the audiobook enough This narrator absolutely nailed the feeling of the story His voices for all characters was just so expressive and was always recognizable for who he was portraying at the time In particular his voice when speaking as Achilles straight up Chris Hemsworth Honestly not a bad picture to have in mind whilst listening to a bookTo sum it all up READ THIS BOOK The world would indeed be a better place if this book were reuired reading I honestly believe that