|Menelaus Supporting the Body of Patroclus|
Piazza della Signoria, Florence
Photo by Amy Brandon
I found The Song of Achilles to be very entertaining, and as I read, I researched some of the myths I was less familiar with, so it was educational in that way. I enjoyed the story being told from Patroclus' point of view. The point of view and the narration type brought freshness and immediacy to a story we all already know. It's a good quick read if you're looking for some light entertainment.
I’m still chipping away at Les Miserable and Beowulf, and I am half-way through The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, which I am absolutely loving. Within the first twenty pages of The Orchardist, I knew it was going to be one of those sagas that would sweep me up into its world. I do love a novel that transports me so completely. The OCD part of me is not happy being in the middle of so many books and not completing them, so now it’s time for some lunch reading!