The Song Of Achilles: Being God’s Favourite Little Boy Is Bad, Actually

Teaching My Cat To Read: The “very serious” Book Review Podcast

Jun 26 2022 • 52 mins

Join us for a discussion of Madeline Miller’s 2012 novel, The Song Of Achilles, which is a modern retelling of the life of Achilles and Patroclus from childhood to death. We talk about the original text of the Iliad (a lot!), the masterful work of art that is the 2004 movie Troy, and which bits of this book made us cry like babies.

Content Warnings
Particularly heavy discussion of assault and rape throughout the episode.
Also discussion of suicide, murder and war.

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