Top positive review
Reviewed in Australia on 13 August 2021
I can’t put into words just how much I absolutely love and adore this book. It has catapulted its way to being my favourite book of all time. I didn’t expect to be so taken by it, as mythology is not something I go out of my way to learn about. But that did not matter at all! The story centres around Patroclus and Achilles love for one another. We witness their unbreakable bond, despite every thing their twisted world of gods and kings throws their way.
“We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we cold see nothing else but each other.”
I bawled my eyes out like a little baby throughout so many chapters, and even after it ended. This is also the slowest I’ve read a book I loved, because my little heart couldn’t bear the devastating effect it had!! I will forever think about The Song of Achilles and the impact it has had on me. Thank you, Madeline Miller.