Opinion: Authors and Greek Mythology

There seems to be an ongoing fascination with Greek mythology and reinterpreting them for a contemporary reader. Emma Clarendon explores this enduring curiosity for mythology and some of the best books she has read about them. I can’t really remember where my obsession with Greek mythology began – except from maybe bits and pieces that… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Books of 2019

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon rounds up some of her favourite reads of the year… Circe by Madeline Miller: following on from her successful retelling of the story of Achilles, Madeline Miller puts another contemporary take on another memorable Greek myth. Written with great insight and filled with imaginative descriptions this is a memorable… Read More

REVIEW: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller’s 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction award winning novel offers a new perspective on Achilles’s story. Filled with passion, drama and tragedy, Madeline Miller faithfully retells this classic story of Achilles and the battle of Troy but adds a contemporary twist by focusing on the close relationship this fierce and proud fighter had with… Read More

REVIEW: Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller has a great gift for taking a Greek myth and adding a subtle contemporary twist to create a compelling and magical read. There is no doubt that Madeline Miller has wonderful gift of retelling and breathing new life into Greek mythology with a beautiful contemporary and lyrical style that reinforces how these stories… Read More

Review Round Up: Circe by Madeline Miller

The author has written a retelling of the Greek myth, following on from her acclaimed novel The Song of Achilles. Here’s what critics have had to say about her latest novel… The Guardian: “Some will consider her prose too purple, her plotting too neat, but others will find it supple, pitched in a register that… Read More

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Greek Mythology is something that is surrounded in mystery – where did the stories come from and why are they still fascinating to people today? Judging by Madeline Miller’s excellent and poetic novel based on Homer’s The Iliad, there is plenty of drama and variety of characters to draw upon for a novel based on… Read More