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Madeline Miller, you should call me

OH THE WEEKEND, y'all. Audition, callback, rejection, caroling at various locales with my trio, restaurant (read "bar") that specializes in grilled cheese and being That Person who asks them to turn down the Very Loud music, and then church discussion on the Bible and homosexuality. A swell time was had by all. And by all I mean me.

I started Song of Achilles, which everyone wet themselves over this past year. And y'know what? Yeah. It's good. Reeeeeeal good.

Part of the thing for me is that because of how it's written, I'm all "Oh, it's historical fiction," but then AJAX shows up and I'm like "Whaaaa? Madeline Miller, you tricked me aGAIN." She's probably not even trying to. If we chatted (which we totally should, Mads), she'd be like "No, that's your dumb brain doing that" and I'd be like "Mads, you so CRAZY." And then we'd drink lemonade and visit the Grand Canyon on donkeys. Which she would later write about (it is majestic, people).

So yeah, I was kind of caught off guard by how readable this book is. And as with all books I read, I'm not very far into it, but STILL. So good. In case you haven't read one of the five million reviews of it, it's told from the perspective of Patroclus, who's sometimes described as just Achilles's cousin, and sometimes described as being super-gay with him. 

Troy (the amazing movie, and if you don't think it is amazing you are WRONG) takes the former approach, which I was happy about because I'm kind of into Achilles/Briseis. Not to ship Greek epic couples (p.s. I totally ship Greek epic couples -- ODYSSEUS AND PENELOPE 4EVS).

I SUPER-hope Hera shows up. I love Hera.


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