Circe, by Madeline Miller
October 25, 2018 11:53 AM - by Madeline Miller - Subscribe

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).
posted by roger ackroyd (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Inspired by this post. I'm currently enjoying the audiobook.
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:54 AM on October 25, 2018

Fantastic read. There's healing in the telling of things.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:56 PM on January 20, 2019

This is a fantastic book. Anyone who ever loved Greek mythology should read it.
posted by homunculus at 1:12 PM on May 30, 2019

I am very late to this party but what an amazing pleasure this book was.
posted by MaritaCov at 11:29 PM on July 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

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