The Song of Achilles

Magical retelling of the ancient story of the Greek war against Troy, details masterfully filled in by Madeline Miller. If you’ve read The Iliad, there are no real surprises here, just an in-depth exploration of the tender and loving relationship between Patroclus and Achilles. Odysseus makes an appearance, of course, as well as the throng of other Greeks from the well-known tale. Brilliant and captivating in a way that modern readers struggle to feel about Homer’s version.