Sunday Reading - The Song of Achilles
This Sunday post comes a little late, sorry about that. NaNoWriMo is keeping me busy and distracted.
This week I've decided to suggest what I consider a masterpiece by Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles.
It's a retelling of the Iliad, but in Patroclus' point of view. If you don't know Patroclus, it's because modern history has done him dirty. When you say Achilles, you should be saying Patroclus too.
With this book you get Greek mythology, epic battles, tragic loves stories and a prose that's just as hauntingly beautiful as Patroclus' love for Achilles. It's kind of silly that I'm saying I don't want to spoil this, because technically, most people know how the Iliad ends, but yeah, safe to say that this book clears up something. Achilles fatal weakness was never his heel, it was always Patroclus.
Get ready, if you have a soul, you'll probably cry your eyes out in the last pages. Like, it's not going to stop. Thinking about it I'm tearing up a bit.
I'm not going to say more, just go read this book. Seriously. It's going to hurt you in the most beautiful way.