by Madeline Miller

Little, Brown and Company, 2018

Adult Fantasy

8 out of 11 cups of tea

Summary: This follows the life of Circe, the sorceress who appears in the Odyssey and turns Odysseus’ men into pigs, among other things.

Likes: I found this to be a compelling book. Circe is an interesting and complex main character. I also liked the nods to the events in Madeline Miller’s first book, The Song of Achilles.

Dislike: This is not surprising because it is a retelling of Greek myth but wow, Circe’s family is dysfunctional.

Overall I echo everyone else who really likes this book. It’s fabulous and well worth your time. I imagine both fantasy and literary fiction fans would like this and I recommend The Song of Achilles if you haven’t read that yet.

Content: This is a Greek mythology retelling and none of that is watered down. There is also swear words sprinkled throughout.

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