If you are into mythology, well even if you aren’t actually, you should read this book.
This is the first book I’ve read written by Madeline Miller and it’s surprisingly good. I loved her writing style as well as the character developments. The story was also packed with myths, gods and goddesses and it was fun to come across familiar names.
I haven’t heard much about Circe herself actually apart from her being a witch and turning men to pigs. Madeline Miller did a great job giving life to Circe’s character. She also was able to write the story like as if Circe was telling the story herself. I liked the way she grew and developed throughout the book and the ending was indeed meaningful.
Highly engaging, enjoyable and wonderful read.
“Beneath the smooth, familiar face of things is another that waits to tear the world in two.”
“I had no right to claim him, I knew it. But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.”
“Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.”
“I would say, some people are like constellations that only touch the earth for a season.”
“You cannot know how frightened gods are of pain. There is nothing more foreign to them, and so nothing they ache more deeply to see.”
Rating: 4/5 stars