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Read A Book Day

Reading is as important as writing.

Read everything.

The variety of books I am usually reading at one time says a lot about me!  If you have a Goodreads account – you should follow me to see my many views on Roman History to Star Wars to LA Noir to Alexander the Great.

And well if you’re looking for something to read and haven’t picked up my books *grins innocently* go here.

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Normally I don’t do book reviews on this blog … if you want to see more of my book reviews follow me either on Goodreads or Nicholas J Finch.

But this book was so good, I had to post it here, as it inspired bunnies and storyline for Sylum, and this month’s Inspiration Theme is our Mythological Characters.

The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deserves more than 5 stars!!!

Every now and then, you find a book that changes the way you think about certain elements of life, the world and everything.

This is one of those books, and it impacts the reader on THAT level.

Told from the point of view of Patroclus, lover of Achilles, this story retells the famous myths of the life and death of the greatest hero in Ancient Greece, making it accessible for a modern audience who might not be too inclined to read The Iliad etc..

The LGBT themes running through this aren’t too heavy or angsty either, and the author has woven them in such a way that they draw on the issues that are being faced today by the LGBT community and how the world views LGBT issues.

Brilliant, exciting, and a highly recommended reading.

I’m going to be enthusing about this book for a very long time!

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