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The Song of Achilles: A Novel (edició 2012)

de Madeline Miller (Autor)

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Patroclus, an awkward young prince, 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 Fate. Set during the Trojan War.
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Títol:The Song of Achilles: A Novel
Autors:Madeline Miller (Autor)
Informació:Ecco (2012), Edition: 7/29/12, 416 pages
Col·leccions:Llegit, però no el tinc
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The Song of Achilles de Madeline Miller

  1. 140
    The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus de Margaret Atwood (1morechapter)
  2. 100
    Ilíada de Homer (alalba)
  3. 100
    The King Must Die de Mary Renault (wrmjr66)
  4. 50
    Circe de Madeline Miller (sturlington)
  5. 50
    The Silence of the Girls de Pat Barker (konallis)
    konallis: A very different view of Achilles, from the point of view of his captured prize, Briseis.
  6. 50
    The Mask of Apollo de Mary Renault (shaunie)
  7. 40
    El noi persa de Mary Renault (emanate28)
    emanate28: Maybe they are too similar... But both The Persian Boy and The Song of Achilles are heartbreaking and beautiful stories of legendary heroes told from the perspective of their devoted boy lovers. The ancient heroes come alive and one is transported back into those times.… (més)
  8. 30
    Ransom de David Malouf (jbvm)
  9. 42
    Grendel de John Gardner (fugitive)
    fugitive: Another brilliantly retold classic by a modern author.
  10. 10
    Lavinia de Ursula K. Le Guin (knhaydon)
    knhaydon: Modern retelling of a classical myth, narrated by a character with a less central part in the original source text(s).
  11. 10
    Alcestis de Katharine Beutner (rarm)
  12. 10
    The Secret Chord de Geraldine Brooks (novelcommentary)
    novelcommentary: Similar narrative idea
  13. 10
    An Arrow's Flight: A Novel de Mark Merlis (marq)
    marq: Mark Merlis also takes up the story of Pyrrhus (or Neoptolemus), Achilles’ son with Deidamia when he was in disguise as a woman on Scyros. A very different kind of novel, steampunk, wild anachronism, graphically homoerotic, brilliant.
  14. 00
    The Love Artist de Jane Alison (jbvm)
  15. 00
    The Hostage de Kathryn Berck (quartzite)
    quartzite: Set in Bronze Age Greece about descendants of Hercules seeking to reclaim their patrimony.
  16. 340
    Crepuscle (Primer llibre de la Saga Crepuscle) de Stephenie Meyer (TomWaitsTables)
    TomWaitsTables: Because Song of Achilles is Homer's Illiad as a Twilight novel. Sorry.
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Ebbene sì, rientro in quell'1% a cui questo libro non è piaciuto.
Non posso dire che sia oggettivamente brutto perché comunque è scritto bene ed è scorrevolissimo, il problema è che mentre lo leggevo non solo non mi ha mai appassionato ma mi ha addirittura irritato. Il perché è presto detto: non mi ha convinto praticamente nessun aspetto del romanzo, a partire dal genere. Avendo già letto ed apprezzato Circe mi aspettavo anche stavolta uno storico-fantasy, mentre è chiaro fin da subito che questo è un romance duro e puro: nulla di male, il problema coi romance è che se la storia d'amore non ti prende non ti godrai mai la lettura, e in questo caso è andata proprio così; tutta la prima metà serve a costruire le basi della relazione, ma non ho mai empatizzato coi protagonisti (anzi, ho sviluppato una certa antipatia nei loro confronti che è andata crescendo), la chimica iniziale l'ho sentita un po' forzata e lo sviluppo mi è sembrato ripetitivo e già visto; è chiaro quindi che nella seconda parte non ero per niente investita nelle sorti dei due amanti a Troia, e non avendo nemmeno la curiosità di scoprire come sarebbe andata a finire ho avuto tutto l'agio di notare i difetti e fare paragoni impietosi con l'originale.
Aggiungo a margine che secondo me è un romanzo sopravvalutato, a cui se eliminiamo l'impatto emotivo della love story tragica resta ben poco di cui gloriarsi.
Tutto molto soggettivo lo ammetto, resta il fatto che per me lettrice è stata un'esperienza insoddisfacente sotto tutti i punti di vista. ( )
  Lilirose_ | Jun 27, 2022 |
I have made it to Chapter 8, but I feel thoroughly detached. I'm exhausted.
I just... can't.

And I really hoped to at least read it to the end... No such luck, alas.

So I flipped to the very end and it made me all sorts of achy - but no less thoroughly detached. Which, honestly, I'm not surprised. I think it's "trying to imitate the ancient style while speaking in first person" thing. It just does not work for me. ( )
  QuirkyCat_13 | Jun 20, 2022 |
Greek mythology & gay romance trope - very exciting to read.
I loved how the book makes on thing clear: love is never easy, but oftentimes that’s the price one is willing to pay.
Additionally the focus on the rape Society back then made me think and cry a lot - very good book! ( )
  chichi_means_bright | Jun 19, 2022 |
This book is just pain. Nothing but pain. But even saying that this book easily is now one of my favorites. It made me feel so many emotions. I cried so hard when reading the ending. Miller is easily one of my favorite authors, I will not hesitate to read any of her future books. Also reading this while listening to it is simply the best way to do it. It took the reading experience to a whole different level. I knew that this story was going to destroy me, but I never expected this to be how I felt. I highly recommend this for everyone with my full chest. I love this book and their story, and I will never forget them. ( )
  mythical_library | Jun 14, 2022 |
A retelling of Achilles’ life as told by his best friend and lover, Patroclus.

I honestly don’t know what more I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said. It’s beautifully written and emotionally driven, and I loved reading it! ( )
  vvbooklady | Jun 14, 2022 |
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That The Song of Achilles offers a different take on the epic story of Achilles and the Trojan War is not, in itself, anything particularly out of the ordinary. People have been putting their own spins on The Iliad from the instant Homer finished reciting it. What's startling about this sharply written, cleverly re-imagined, enormously promising debut novel from Madeline Miller is how fresh and moving her take on the tale is — how she has managed to bring Achilles and his companion Patroclus to life in our time without removing them from their own.
afegit per Shortride | editaUSA Today, Robert Bianco (Mar 12, 2012)
 
But in the case of Miller, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in classics at Brown, the epic reach exceeds her technical grasp. The result is a book that has the head of a young adult novel, the body of the “Iliad” and the hindquarters of Barbara Cartland.
 

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Miller, Madelineautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Curtoni, MatteoTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Douglas, FrazerNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Parolini, MauraTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Saltzman, AllisonDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Thorpe, DavidNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Windgassen, MichaelTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth.  I would know him in death, at the end of the world.
We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.
"That is — your friend?"

"Philtatos," Achilles replied, sharply. Most beloved.
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Patroclus, an awkward young prince, 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 Fate. Set during the Trojan War.

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