Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada on December 7, 2020
As someone who has read both Homer's The Iliad and The odyssey, I was very skeptical reading this book, and it took me a very, very, very long time to buy it.

I'm glad I finally broke down as I truly enjoyed the tale of Achilles and Patroclus' love.

Homer didn't mention anything about a romance between the two in The Iliad. However, there have been many scholars and historians (both classic and modern) discussing them being lovers.

The Song of Achilles was in Patroclus' POV, and we saw the humanity of a son of a goddess. It follows their growth from their youth through to the Trojan War. Their lovemaking scenes were only hinted at off-page.

If you like mythology stories or anything about the Trojan War, I feel you'd enjoy this, but I would not compare it to the masterworks. Nothing compares to that.

If you are not familiar with The Iliad, I would read that first or understand what happened/who was involved/where it took place.
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