Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

“Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.” Circe is Miller's second novel and like the first it is a retelling of Greek mythology, this time focusing upon Circe, a relatively minor character in the tale of Odysseus. A complex background… Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

"I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” The Song of Achilles is a beautifully written retelling of the Iliad told from the perspective of Patroclus, a relatively small figure in many interpretations of this story. It is a story about love and it is a story about war. It is… Continue reading Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller