Madeline Miller

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 352


From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns...

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Dee Mulvaney

I adored Madeline Miller's first book The Song of Achille and loved Circe just as much. Miller has the way of bringing Mythological characters to life. This novel focuses on the life of Circe, witch, goddess and daughter of sun god, Helios. Like most people, I had only come across Circe from The Odyssey, the witch who turned Odysseus' men into pigs. I am so glad Miller decided to write her story. I was amazing to learn more about her and trace her connection to other famous character such as Jason and Medea. Like always, the writing style is beautiful and totally immersive. I have been in a bit of a reading funk but I flew threw this novel. Highly highly recommend. Cannot wait to see what Miller does next.


Reads like a long Greek myth. If you’re into Greek mythology, I think you’d appreciate this story. The main character Circe describes the gods as selfish and cruel and has a soft side for some of mankind. An entertaining read that covers a lot of themes, but centers around a woman coming into her own sense of power and self reliance


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