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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
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May 10, 2012

it was ok
Read in May, 2012

It trucks right along, but after you're done it is less satisfactory: Mary Renault watered down. I could wish that the poor narrator (Patroclus) was less of a wuss all the way around. Also, by bringing the gods directly on stage to do stuff it slides off towards historical fantasy. It would have been more artistic (but harder) to keep it ambiguous.

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