This gritty Iliad retelling is hard to read. Told from the point of view of Briseis, who lives in the Greek camp after being captured from Troy and granted to Achilles as a prize, there are a lot of graphic depictions of violence and rape. That said it serves up a unique look at an oft romanticized war, and looking at it from a woman's perspective is very purposefully done. Will appeal to fans of Madeline Miller's novels.
Apr 05, 2021