The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

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WINNER OF THE ORANGE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION A SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Captivating' DONNA TARTT 'I loved it' J K ROWLING 'Ravishingly vivid' EMMA DONOGHUE Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 'A book I could not put down' ANN PATCHETT 'An exciting, sexy, violent Superman version of The Iliad' GUARDIAN 'Sexy, dangerous, mystical' BETTANY HUGHES

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Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 21.09.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4088-9138-4
Reihe Bloomsbury Modern Classics
Verlag Bloomsbury USA
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/13,2/2,5 cm
Gewicht 260 g
Verkaufsrang 4

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Kristiane Müller, Thalia-Buchhandlung Hamburg

Eine der ältesten Geschichten der Weltliteratur neu und ganz anders erzählt! So poetisch und sympathisch sind mir Patroklos und Achilles noch nie begegnet, doch dem Trojanischen Krieg und der Vorbestimmung kann keiner entgehen. Taschentücher bereithalten.

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Beautiful and tragic retelling
von Connie aus Wien am 30.04.2021

I read this book in 1 day. I love the point of view of Patroclus and how the story is told. It is a beautiful book and a must read for fans of greek mythology and everybody who loves a tragic lovestory.

Absolutely worth the hype
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 03.04.2021

I am writing this not having recovered from my book hangover yet so bare with me. I picked up this book after almost 4 years of barely reading for myself because my last years in school and my first year in uni really ruined reading for me. I chose this book to get back into reading and first off: it was a great choice. Despite ... I am writing this not having recovered from my book hangover yet so bare with me. I picked up this book after almost 4 years of barely reading for myself because my last years in school and my first year in uni really ruined reading for me. I chose this book to get back into reading and first off: it was a great choice. Despite the setting and the semi-complicated Greek names, Miller’s style is so easy to read, it’s detailed enough for you to see a picture but not so boring to where you have to skip passages to get to the point. The characters and the story are absolutely heartbreaking but so beautiful. You get closure which I really needed lol but you still don’t get over the ending very fast. I would really recommend this to ANYONE. Definitely my new favourite book, I haven’t felt like this about a book in such a long time; it reminded me of why I loved reading so much when I was younger.

Heartbreakingly beautiful
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 01.03.2021

A retelling of the myth of Achilles & Patroclus, beautifully written. It has some amazing quotes as well: “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.” :,( One of my favorite books ever.


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