Who is the author of the book The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller is the author behind the bestselling novel ‘The Song of Achilles’. Published in 2011, the book is a retelling of an ancient Greek myth of Achilles and the Trojan War, though it is narrated from the perspective of Patroclus, Achilles’ partner. The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is so diligently portrayed that one delves deeper into their story.
The novel probes into the themes of love, friendship, fate, the role of gods and goddesses, and the impact of war on individuals and society. Madeline Miller’s writing style and storytelling are highly captivating, which is why the book has garnered widespread praise from all over the world.
The author explores the complexities of human emotions, who are madly in love with each other, through the lens of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. Miller’s meticulous research makes the book a great experience for a reader who is interested in learning about Greek mythology and the Trojan War.
Other than The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller has also authored a few other books, like Circe and Galatea. Her writing style is applauded for its lyrical prose and evocative descriptions, moving readers to the ancient world of Greece and Troy in a realistic manner.