11 comments on “Circe by Madeline Miller | Book Review

  1. I was nodding along to this entire review. Yes, yes, yes. I do think the ‘too many myths crammed in there’ and the ‘telling rather than showing’ go hand in hand – why even bother keeping Circe abreast of every little thing going on in the outside world during that time rather than just focusing on her time at Aiaia?! I felt like Miller was trying to frame Circe’s isolation by showing everything she was missing out on rather than as something more internal, which would have arguably made for a more compelling narrative… anyway I DID enjoy this for all the reasons you mentioned but I was incredibly frustrated by it at the same time.

  2. Great insight to a very popular book. I’ve heard mixed things about this book, whereas in The Song of Achilles the thoughts were overwhelmingly good. I feel like I really liked Miller’s writing, but might not pick this up right now given the fact that people say it’s not that amazing.

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  4. Great review! I hadn’t considered it much before, but I definitely agree that she tried to cram too many myths into this.

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