The Song of AchillesBook - 2012
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BostonPL_JordanD Dec 17, 2019
Book discussion date: August 25, 2020. Historical Fiction/Mythology. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles, where their friendship turns to something more. Their relationship is then tested when they head for the Trojan War.
BostonPL_EileenS Jan 05, 2021
Historical Fiction. Discussion June 17, 2020.
BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory Nov 15, 2013
BostonPL_JordanD Aug 25, 2020
Extremely well written and very readable. Unfortunately, this story is not one of my favorites. (I fell asleep during the movie Troy when it was in theaters a million years ago.) It's just too long, not a lot happens, and I can't get behind the reasons for this war. Some scenes did grab my attent... Read More »
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I stopped watching for ridicule, the scorpion's tail hidden in his words. He said what he meant; he was puzzled if you did not. Some people might have mistaken this for simplicity. But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?
“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
"Our man liked conquest, they did not trust a man who was conquered himself" (pg 176)
We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.
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