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Song of Achilles (Paperback)

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Without question this is one of the best books I have ever read. You need it hav read "The Iliad" or Homer or any classics for that matter to devour this beautifully written historical novel. The author skillfully embraces you and takes you back to ancient times. So succesful is she that you will feel the dust on your feet; saltwater in your hair; figs and olives in your mouth. You will experience the joy of love and the heart break of war. I think the work of this debut novelist will stun and amaze you.

— Peggy

March 2012 Indie Next List


“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worth of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
— Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worthy of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
— Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI



Product Details
ISBN: 9781408821985
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012