The Song of Achilles ~ Review

The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, trying to pin down exactly which bookshelf that I should put this on was hard!

Its a retelling of Achilles and the Trojan war, which, to be quite honest, I do not know much about. I’ve never really read a lot of Greek Mythology other than required readings way back in high school, so again, I don’t know how much of this is the author adding things in to make the story more interesting. I absolutely loved Patroclus and his relationship with Achilles, although I didn’t really like Achilles himself in this. For me, I wasn’t really invested in Achilles at all and I felt kinda “meh” about him the entire book. I feel like he took Patroclus for granted and at some points cared more about himself than he did about Patroclus.

I also really disliked Agamemnon, but if I recall correctly, I hated him when I had to read the play about him as well so that doesn’t really surprise me.

I’m giving this book 4.5 stars, because I really did like the story itself, but some of the characters annoyed me.

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