Lies We Sing to the Sea: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! New for 2023, a sapphic YA fantasy romance inspired by Greek mythology, for all fans of The Song of Achilles

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Lies We Sing to the Sea: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! New for 2023, a sapphic YA fantasy romance inspired by Greek mythology, for all fans of The Song of Achilles

Lies We Sing to the Sea: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! New for 2023, a sapphic YA fantasy romance inspired by Greek mythology, for all fans of The Song of Achilles

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the audacity of this British bitch to get a six-figure advance for a “retelling” of a book she HASN’T EVEN READ. As a professor of literature, I do understand why this admission would be upsetting to some, seem lazy and appropriating to others and even wreak of privilege to still more. In the cursed kingdom of Ithaca, each spring brings the hanging of twelve maidens, a gift to the vengeful Poseidon.

melantho almost dies like three times throughout the novel, so it’s no surprise when she dies at the end. I am—by far—the hardest reader to please when it comes to Greek re-tellings because as a rule, I don't really read them, so you can trust me when I say this book is going to blow. The advantage of Greek mythology is that, within a certain range, you can’t really be unfaithful to it, because it’s about oral storytelling and making it better in your eyes”: I am going to YELL.TL;DR - Why read a book about Ancient Greece when you could just emulate the author and make shit up as you go?

That’s what’s great about them—they have those layers of depth that can be unpacked when you read them again.Girl, I have sixteen translations of it, and twenty-three of The Iliad, you're not going to impress me with bragging about owning that many translations if you don't read them. As someone who has studied Hellenic culture and history, including the Homeric epics, in my free time as a curiosity, it’s beyond reproach that this author delights in the fact that she never read The Iliad or The Odyssey before writing this retelling. The entire story and world is built around cost and suffering, and so a sad ending fits that much better.



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