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Just... wow? Like, I think most people know at least a bit about the story of Achilles. In this case Madeline Miller chose a different POV: Patroclus is the one telling their story. Starting when they were still boys, to when they're grown up and fighting in the Trojan war. Her writing is really lyrical and poetic and she still... Just... wow? Like, I think most people know at least a bit about the story of Achilles. In this case Madeline Miller chose a different POV: Patroclus is the one telling their story. Starting when they were still boys, to when they're grown up and fighting in the Trojan war. Her writing is really lyrical and poetic and she still managed to make me cry in the end even though I knew what would inevitably happen.
The Song of Achilles
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012
Madeline Miller wins 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction
The Song of Achilles Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to Phthia to live in the shadow of King Peleus and his strong, beautiful son, Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and 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 sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
A captivating retelling of the Iliad and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it's a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the goddess Thetis, which carries the true savagery and chill of antiquity Donna Tartt The Times Christmas Books
Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Madeline holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She has also studied at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought, and at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and NPR.org. She lives outside Philadelphia.