planet_vagabond t1_j1w2tc6 wrote

I think The Song of Achilles is worth a read, but that it's often over-hyped. It's fine, slow but engaging, until the climax suddenly ramps up. The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is sweet at first but remains under-developed, which I think undermines the central tragedy. I will say the climax is excellent, that this book has a lot to offer.