MamaJody t1_jcewpuk wrote

I was really disappointed with this book. The women spoke almost entirely about men (I’m not sure this book, about women, would even pass the Bechern test), and then after she introduced Achilles’ perspective, it lost me. The book felt as though it was still really all about Achilles, Patroclus and Agammemnon.


MamaJody t1_ixcn45d wrote

It is such a beautiful book. Once I realised I wasn’t going to get a typical linear story, I just melted into it and enjoyed his writing, the atmosphere, and just the feelings the book gave me.

I’m reading Something Wicked at the moment, and it doesn’t have quite the same magic for me, even though the writing is still beautiful.