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Hardcover Circe Book

ISBN: 0316556343

ISBN13: 9780316556347


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Book Overview

This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to...

Customer Reviews

12 ratings

Loved! But weird relationship in the end

I love this book, it was pretty hard to put it down. As a mom I loved the description of her journey through motherhood & self discovery. Every single page was phenomenal. The only thing is that at the end it sort of ends with a very weird relationship. The ending overall is beautiful & heartwarming - just with an odd coupling. Still love it overall though!

set some time aside

it's a good book that truly draws you in 'song o muses' this is something i will remember for a long time

Read from start to finish in 2 days..

I have not found a book this rewarding in ages!

Bittersweet with a Punch

A great story masterfully retold, a tale of female empowerment and the ups and downs of love and self discovery.

Thoroughly Entertaining

Perfect for Greek mythology lovers like myself who'd love to know more about Circe. This takes place over the course of 100's of years, yet there wasn't a dull moment. I loved that this is told from Circe's point of view, it really gives interesting insight on being an immortal being amongst mortals.

So good!

Madeleine Miller reimagines Greek mythology through the eyes of Circe. This feminist take on the witch of the Odyssey is hard to put down. It has everything a good story needs; adventure, love, magic, drama. I am eagerly awaiting more books from her.

Beautifully written tale of the sorcessess/witch from the Odyssey with wonderful detail]

I loved this book! The author is so good at painting scenes with words. I have had a fascination with Greek Mythology since I was a little girl. This paints Circe as more that just an afterthought in the Odyssey. I haven't liked an author this much since Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Best Author EVER!!!

The Madeline Miller is an Artist. You can see the amazing development that Circe goes through to become the powerful witch of Aiaia that fought for what she wants to protect those she cares for. There is so much creativity that it feels as though I am reading the very words that Circe herself would write. Thank you, Madeline Miller for creating this beautiful lense that we may see the Ancient Greek World through. <3

Greek Mythology Lovers Rejoice!

If you loved her first novel, "Song of Achilles" or Claire Andrews' "Daughter of Sparta" you will love this one too! Viewed from Circe's eyes as though she is sitting down and telling you the story of her life. Another beautifully done and well written book. This book is linked with "Song of Achilles" in a few ways, so if it left you wanting more this book is a must read!

Buy it!!! You won’t want to return it!!

Madeline Miller kept me completely drawn in with her colorful and vivid detail in Circe. It feels so real. Circe should be the go to book for the modern day feminist.

Madeline Miller is a genius!!!

Don't hesitate to pick up this magnificent novel! The author did a fantastic job bringing the Witch of Aaia, the Great Nymph Circe to life on every page in such vivid detail. From her meek beginings to becoming confident and feared, you live each moment with Circe in her exile and in the tasks she must do. I loved seeing her come into her power and her willingness to do what ever means necessary to ensure the protection of those she loved. The author did an amazing job weaving the affairs Circe had with Hermes, Daedalus & Odysseus into something that read very realistic. I adored this book! It was certainly a 5/5 for me! If you enjoy Mythology, I highly reccomend Circe!!!

Beautifully written modern Greek mythology

Miller's writing style is poetically descriptive and she will suck you right into the world of Greek mythology. The characters are all magical (even the humans in their own ways!) as they are flawed.

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