The Song of Achilles
By Madeline Miller
Why this book?
The Song of Achilles is a story that is, in a word, perfect. And it’s also a story that’s perfectly told. At once tender and intimate, while also being expansive and epic, this novel both adds and expands upon one of the greatest and most famous stories ever spoken, written, and remembered, and even while we know how it will inevitably end, even from the first word, we still can’t wait to get there and be unmade over and over and over again. In a rough and harsh world, innocence and purity can be by turns inspirational, aspirational, and also extremely necessary, and this expertly crafted and supremely touching version of an infamous life, love, and time has never felt more fresh, compelling, and urgently needed.
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