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Madeline Miller (1) (1978–)

Autor/a de The Song of Achilles: A Novel

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Sobre l'autor

Madeline Miller is a novelist who was born in 1978 in Boston. She earned her Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in Classics from Brown University. She soon began teaching Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students. She also took classes at the University of Chicago's Committee on Socila mostra'n més Thought and at the Yale School of Drama. Her debut novel,The Song of Achilles, was released in 2011. It won the 17th annual Orange Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2013 Chautauqua Prize. Her next title, Circe, made the bestseller list in 2018. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles: A Novel (2011) 12,567 exemplars
Circe (2018) 11,896 exemplars
Galatea: A Short Story (2013) 1,025 exemplars
Circe | The Song of Achilles (2020) 11 exemplars
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I read Madeline Miller's "Circe" last year and completely adored it, and that pushed me to finally pick up this book. I was truly expecting to love it totally but I think (especially compared to "Circe") it just wasn't as jaw-droppingly wonderful as I was expecting. The beginning third of the novel was my favorite as the world unfolds and we get a pretty narrowed in look at Patroclus and then Achilles. Those were the moments I felt like their relationship was best because we as the reader got to see them learning about each other and their places in the world together. Also, the portions with Chiron were very engaging and I found myself wishing we had more of those lyrical, mythical moments.

Then I felt like the book began jumping around quite a bit and the pacing got a little awkward. For instance, the sort of sideplot about Achilles briefly going into hiding felt almost totally disconnected from the story as a whole and I can't see how it added much to the story. Then everything becomes a loooong war story, and the next 10 years fly by pretty quickly, with us getting only small bits of information. There is fighting, death, an immature king, but it all felt a bit lacking? I think some of these scenes could have been rewritten to further develop the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles and REALLY make me feel for them; Achilles felt so distant and petulant most of them time that it was difficult for me to care about him. I enjoyed Patroclus, but his every thought is about Achilles, so again, it was difficult for me to get invested when I didn't care about a major character.

I'll also note that I listened to this on audiobook, which I don't do very often simply because I like seeing the words more. The narrator of this book (Frazer Douglas) was not good. His voices for both Achilles and about three different side characters sound exactly alike, and I had trouble differentiating them when it wasn't explicitly written who was talking. Also every female voice Douglas is laughable and sounds like a cartoon voice. So there is the chance that I might have liked this better in print.

It's definitely not a bad book by any means! I can see why a lot of people enjoy it, and there were portions I liked, too. It's just not my favorite and I think it's a tad overhyped. If there had been less long portions of war talk and more magic or character development I would have liked it more, but that happens a lot in "Circe" so I'll just plan on reading that again in the future. :)
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deborahee | Hi ha 500 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
ratatatatatat | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Feb 21, 2024 |

My friend told me they tore the last pages out cuz they hated the ending due to it being "extremely homophobic" (their words). Had me intrigued, so I read the book. Got close to the end and thought, sure it's sad, but not that sad. Then I read the last chapter. The F-ing audacity! That lil shit! Glad he died. Understand my friend now.
Itaby | Hi ha 500 ressenyes més | Feb 21, 2024 |
Just about perfect.
The right end and I hardly saw it coming.
The whole fitted as perfectly as marquetry.
(*spoiler* Pippin, Candide)
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nillacat | Hi ha 467 ressenyes més | Feb 16, 2024 |


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