Review: Madeline Miller shakes modern literature
Praise for Madeline Miller!
Miller breathes new life and emotion into age told tales of violence, romance, vengeance and the divine family dysfunction for which Greek mythology is renown.
Circe, daughter of a Titan and nymph, discovers her gift of witchcraft through an act of desperate love for a mortal. Witchcraft sets Circe and her siblings in a new bracket of power. After prompting Zeus to exile Circe to Aiaia, an island which she cultivates her powers, she meets Odysseus and defies the gods. Miller takes the account of a witch goddess, diving deep within the heart of a strong woman, mother and lover.
Miller’s breadth of emotion and detail was awarded the title “Best of 2018” from various sources such as Entertainment Weekly and Oprah Magazine. Described as captivating and addictive , Circe is sure to have every reader immersed in Miller’s masterful storytelling.