The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 1408816032
ISBN 13: 9781408816035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Review:

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0062060635
ISBN 13: 9780062060631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Review:

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s 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, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

The Song of Achilles Enhanced Edition

The Song of Achilles  Enhanced Edition
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0062201891
ISBN 13: 9780062201898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Enhanced Edition Book Review:

Enter the world of Homer's ancient Greece with the enhanced e-book edition of The Song of Achilles. This edition lets you further engage with this compelling story through video interviews with Madeline Miller and Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of the Wicked series, clips from the audio book at the start of each chapter, an illustrated map, and a pop-up gallery featuring over 40 images and descriptions of the characters, armor, and ships found in the book. The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. "The best of all the Greeks"—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles' mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller's page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 1408821982
ISBN 13: 9781408821985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Review:

A breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.

Circe

Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0316556335
ISBN 13: 9780316556330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circe Book Review:

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

The Song of Achilles Enhanced Edition

The Song of Achilles  Enhanced Edition
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0062201883
ISBN 13: 9780062201881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Enhanced Edition Book Review:

Enter the world of Homer's ancient Greece with the enhanced e-book edition of The Song of Achilles. This edition lets you further engage with this compelling story through video interviews with Madeline Miller and Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of the Wicked series, clips from the audio book at the start of each chapter, an illustrated map, and a pop-up gallery featuring over 40 images and descriptions of the characters, armor, and ships found in the book. The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. "The best of all the Greeks"—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles' mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller's page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

The Lost Books of the Odyssey
Author: Zachary Mason
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429952491
ISBN 13: 1429952490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Books of the Odyssey Book Review:

A BRILLIANT AND BEGUILING REIMAGINING OF ONE OF OUR GREATEST MYTHS BY A GIFTED YOUNG WRITER Zachary Mason's brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, reimagines Homer's classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer's original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary page-turner that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082228226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iliad Book Review:

The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls
Author: Pat Barker
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 0241983215
ISBN 13: 9780241983218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of the Girls Book Review:

A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY 'Chilling, powerful, audacious' The Times 'Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan War whose voice has been silent - until now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness that history forgot . . . Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is a slave to the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? PERFECT FOR FANS OF MADELINE MILLER'S CIRCE AND THE SONG OF ACHILLES. *Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award* Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths in The Women of Troy.

Nyanyian Achilles The Song of Achilles

Nyanyian Achilles  The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN 10: 6020628213
ISBN 13: 9786020628219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nyanyian Achilles The Song of Achilles Book Review:

Yunani pada zaman para pahlawan. Patroclus, seorang pangeran muda yang kikuk, diasingkan ke istana Raja Peleus dan putranya yang sempurna, Achilles. Mereka tumbuh menjadi pemuda yang cakap dalam seni perang dan pengobatan, dan kedekatan mereka berkembang menjadi hubungan yang lebih dalam---meski sangat ditentang oleh ibu Achilles, Thetis, dewi laut yang kejam. Lalu tersiar kabar bahwa Helen dari Sparta telah diculik. Bimbang antara takut dan rasa sayang terhadap sahabatnya, Patroclus pergi bersama Achilles ke Troy, tanpa menyadari bahwa tahun-tahun selanjutnya akan menjadi ujian bagi semua yang mereka sayangi.

A Stranger in Olondria

A Stranger in Olondria
Author: Sofia Samatar
Publsiher: Small Beer Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN 10: 1931520771
ISBN 13: 9781931520775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in Olondria Book Review:

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

The Dutch House

The Dutch House
Author: Ann Patchett
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0062963694
ISBN 13: 9780062963697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dutch House Book Review:

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

The Last of the Wine

The Last of the Wine
Author: Mary Renault
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0099463555
ISBN 13: 9780099463559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last of the Wine Book Review:

The story of Alexias, a young Athenian from a good family who gets drawn in to the controversial teachings of Socrates and a participates in the Olympic Games -- all set against the background of famine, siege and civil conflict.

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 140880932X
ISBN 13: 9781408809327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Book Review:

Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

When the Plums Are Ripe

When the Plums Are Ripe
Author: Patrice Nganang
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 0374719306
ISBN 13: 9780374719302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Plums Are Ripe Book Review:

The second volume in a magisterial trilogy, the story of Cameroon caught between empires during World War II In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year. But for the narrator of When the Plums Are Ripe, the poet Pouka, the season reminds him of the “time when our country had discovered the root not so much of its own violence as that of the world’s own, and, in response, had thrown its sons who at that time were called Senegalese infantrymen into the desert, just as in the evenings the sellers throw all their still-unsold plums into the embers.” In this novel of radiant lyricism, Patrice Nganang recounts the story of Cameroon’s forced entry into World War II, and in the process complicates our own understanding of that globe-spanning conflict. After the fall of France in 1940, Cameroon found itself caught between Vichy and the Free French at a time when growing nationalism advised allegiance to neither regime, and was ultimately dragged into fighting throughout North Africa on behalf of the Allies. Moving from Pouka’s story to the campaigns of the French general Leclerc and the battles of Kufra and Murzuk, Nganang questions the colonial record and recenters African perspectives at the heart of Cameroon’s national history, all the while writing with wit and panache. When the Plums Are Ripe is a brilliantly crafted, politically charged epic that challenges not only the legacies of colonialism but the intersections of language, authority, and history itself.

Galatea

Galatea
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1408848147
ISBN 13: 9781408848142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galatea Book Review:

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost... From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles, this short story is a dazzling retelling of the myth of Galatea.

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762718
ISBN 13: 9780307762719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Norwegian Wood Book Review:

Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.

State of Wonder

State of Wonder
Author: Ann Patchett
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-06-06
ISBN 10: 1408818590
ISBN 13: 9781408818596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of Wonder Book Review:

Heart of Darkness meets The Poisonwood Bible in the most ambitious and mesmeric book yet from the Orange prize-winning author of Bel Canto.

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 0571319009
ISBN 13: 9780571319008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penelopiad Book Review:

As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic adventures around the Mediterranean - slaying monsters and grappling with amorous goddesses. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a footnote in Homer's original story, inexplicably hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel. The Penelopiad premiered with the Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Canada's National Arts Centre at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 2007.

The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests
Author: Sarah Waters
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0771089430
ISBN 13: 9780771089435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paying Guests Book Review:

A truly extraordinary, masterful novel of brilliant storytelling, sensuality, and psychological suspense set in post-WWI London, from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Stranger. Three-time Booker Prize finalist Sarah Waters is at the height of her powers. A psychological and dramatic tour de force from beloved international bestseller Sarah Waters. The year is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. In South London, in a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as Mrs Wray and her daughter Frances are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, the routines of the house and the lives of its inhabitants will be shaken up in unexpected ways. And as passions mount and frustration gathers, no one can foresee just how far, and how devastatingly, the disturbances will reach. Waters proves once again that her eye for the telling details of class and character that draw people together as well as tear them apart is second to none in this masterpiece of psychological tension and emotional depth.