A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner.
How do I even begin to write this review? I haven’t written a review in awhile (I’m the worst I know), and when I decided to get back to it, I said I wouldn’t review anything I haven’t recently read. But then I remembered this book (how could I ever forget it?), and I couldn’t not write this review. Now I’m sitting here and I’m trying to put into words how I liked the book, how it made me feel, what it meant to read it, and I’m coming up with nothing. No words to describe the absolute masterpiece that was Song of Achilles.
Here’s my best shot. Reading Song of Achilles was a journey. I first opened the book with high expectations and worry that it wouldn’t meet them. I thought it started slow, but quickly realized that was the point. This wasn’t a book about high action scenes, or epic adventures. Of course, both can be found in the book, but above all else this was a book about love. A love many dream of. It’s a book you fall in love with slowly, and when you realized that it happened your too far gone to stop it.
I won’t wax poetic about the book anymore. I’ll leave the review like this; this is the type of book readers think about for the rest of their lives. That they go back to over and over again. This is a god tier book. Five undeniably deserved stars. I wish I could go back and read it for the first time.