This retelling of the Iliad in Patroclus' point of view is absolutely brilliant. This is definitely perfect for those tired of "girl-meets-boy" love stories. This book is both delightfully sweet and painfully tragic as you follow the growing love between a timid, exiled prince and his best friend, a hero destined for fame and glory. Madeline Miller's writing will paint Homer's epic in your mind as you've never seen it before. This book has become one of my all time favorites and has even inspired my current love for Greek classics. You won't be able to put it down.
"At once a scholar's homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist....A book I could not put down."--Ann Patchett"Mary Renault lives again " declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller's thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer's enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller's monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction's brightest lights--and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.