I'd been waiting for years for a telling of the Achilles/Patroclus story the way I had imagined it - and Miller has delivered! And it is a sexy, sexy book. Miller is supposed to have been working on this book for ten years - and it shows. Not only did she rely on Homer's Iliad, but she used books from the entire extant Trojan cycle (Cypria, Little Iliad, et al.).
To preface, I think that Douglas did a great job. His voice is nice to listen to. However, this is Miller's first book, and it shows in the tone of the first few pages. It's not distracting, but Frazier Douglas' wistful performance didn't help. Also, I was definitely not a fan of the baritone voice he gave to Achilles, especially prepubescent Achilles. I get that it's mostly a class thing, but it didn't do much for me.
Briseis, whom I hated (HATED) in the movie Troy by the way, was very much a strong character here.
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