ₐ The Best The Song of Achilles: A Novel ₳ Book By Madeline Miller ⃑ ₐ The Best The Song of Achilles: A Novel ₳ Book By Madeline Miller ⃑ Best Books of the Month, March 2012 Betrayal, ardor, war, and prophecies in The Song of Achilles, author Madeline Miller brings together everything I love about The Iliad without the labor of epic poetry In this new twist on the Trojan War story, Patroclus and Achilles are the quintessential mismatched pair a mortal underdog exiled in shame and a glorious demigod revered by all but what would a novel of ancient Greece be without star crossed love Miller includes other good tragic bits foreknowledge of death, ruthless choices that pit pride and reputation against the lives of innocents, the folly of men and gods and through her beautiful writing my spine chilled in the presence of Achilles mother, the sea goddess Thetis, and I became a bystander in the battlefield of Troy awash with blood, exaltation, and despair The Song of Achilles infuses the essence of Homer with modern storytelling in a combination that is utterly absorbing and gratifying I cant wait to see what Miller tackles next Seira Wilson Gregory Maguire Interviews Madeline Miller Gregory Maguire is the best selling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and most recently, Out of Oz Gregory Maguire Ms Miller, you write with the confidence of the zealously inspired, taking as your material one of the great foundation texts of world literature In three millennia, The Iliad has garnered somewhat wider attention than The Wizard of Oz, with which I have played, so I have to ask where do you get the noive How did you come to dare to take on such a daunting task, and for your first book Madeline Miller A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and in my case it was just dangerous enough to get me started If I had stopped to ponder, I think I might have been too intimidated But it helped that Patroclus is such an underdoggiving him voice felt like standing up for him I had been intensely frustrated by a number of articles that kept side stepping the love between him and Achilles, which to me felt so obviously at the storys heart So I wanted to set the record straight, as I saw it. Maguire The novel tells the story of the rise, fall and immortalization of the golden Achilles You approach his famous story from a sideline, that of Patroclus, his bosom companion and lover Was it hard to keep the mighty arc of legend from overwhelming shadowy Patroclus, and did you write of him than you ended up using, just to be sure you had him firmly grounded in your mind Miller Definitely yes to the second I actually spent five years writing a first draft of the novel, took a good long look at it, then threw it out and started from scratch Even though not a word survived, that draft was an essential first step It helped me understand the story and characters, especially Patroclus, from the inside out.As for the overwhelming legends, I actually think they worked in my favorbecause Patroclus is overwhelmed by them himself He is this ordinary person who is pulled into a terrifying world of angry deities and destiny because of his love for Achilles.Maguire Having glancingly heard of this legend before, I knew or less how it would end I had no idea how you might handle the loss of perspective and point of view when tragedy would inevitably strike You managed to narrate an almost impossible transition from life into myth in part, I think, by your instinctual use of a combination of present and past tense, to say nothing of a masterly combining of authorial and first person observations How many slaughtered bulls did you sacrifice, and on whose altar, to deserve the talent to risk such dangerous technique Miller It was a lot of bulls And whatever ended up working, I give all the credit to my background in theater When I first started writing, I had this idea that I should be in control of the story, forcing it forward It never worked What I needed to do was learn how to get in character, and write from there.It took me a long time to find just the right tone for the endingI kept writing and throwing away, writing and throwing away Then, in the middle of apartment hunting, inspiration struck All the other ideas had started out well, but would gum up before they got anywhere near the finish line But this one kept humming right along And it was the simplest, so there you go. Maguire Oscar Wilde said something like, The Odyssey was written by Homer, or another Greek of the same name But Oscar Wilde had clearly not met you This is not a question It is a salute.I loved it J.K Rowling Fast, true and incredibly rewardingA remarkable achievement USA Today Wildly romantic and surprisingly suspenseful B ringing those dark figures back to life, making them men again, and while shes at it, us ing her passionate companion piece to The Iliad as a subtle swipe at todays ongoing debate over gay marriage Talk about updating the classics Time magazine One of the best novelistic adaptations of Homer in recent memory, and it offers strikingly well rounded and compassionate portrait of Achilles Miller injects a newfound sense of suspense into a story with an ending that has already been determined Wall Street Journal Powerful, inventive, passionate, and beautifully written Boston Globe Beautifully done..In prose as clean and spare as the driving poetry of Homer, Miller captures the intensity and devotion of adolescent friendship and lets us believe in these long dead boysdeepening and enriching a tale that has been told for 3,000 years Washington Post One of 2012s most exciting debutsseductive, hugely entertaining I magining the intimate friendship between Achilles and the devoted PatroclusMiller conjuressoulmates The resulting novel is cinematicone might say epicin scope, but refreshingly, compellingly human in detail Vogue You dont need to be familiar with Homers The Iliad or Brad Pitts Troy, for that matter to find Madeline Millers The Song of Achilles spellbinding.her explorations of ego, grief, and loves many permutations are both familiar and new A timeless love story O magazine Madeline Millers brilliant first novelis a story of great, passionate love between Achilles and Patroclus R ewriting the Western worlds first and greatest war novel is an awesome task to undertake That she did it with such grace, style and suspense is astonishing Dallas 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