CIRCE by Madeline Miller (International #1 Bestseller) 2019
CIRCE. By Madeline Miller, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2019.
Fantasy Fiction Novel
The retelling of an old classic.
“Circe” is Madeline Miller's second novel and the spiritual sequel to her highly acclaimed retelling of “The Illiad,” through “The Song of Achilles.” The novel reinvents “The Odyssey” through the eyes of a sorceress, Circe, who garners little attention in the story's original adaption.
In the classic epics of Homer, Circe is a power-hungry and greedy sorceress confined to her lonely island, known for turning men to pigs in her free time for the simple pleasure of watching them suffer. In Miller’s adaption, Circe is simply a woman trying to find her place in a world that does not seem to want her. Torn between the world of gods and the world of mortals, Circe’s exists with unparalleled loneliness and longing before she is exiled to become the all-powerful sorceress known in Homer’s epics. Miller writes Circe with such a fierceness that is it hard not to fall in love with the character and blow through the book in a matter of hours.
Circe is currently being adapted for television series by HBO Max.
Nice condition with light cover wear.