Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fourteen characters who should have lived

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged 14 poor fictional "souls, taken too soon, who should have lived, through whatever deus ex machina necessary," including [SPOILER ALERT]:
Achilles and Patroclus

You might be saying, “Achilles was cool, sure, but I do not remember ever mustering the slightest whiff of sentiment for Patroclus in The Iliad. In point of fact, I barely remember The Iliad except for that one Brad Pitt movie.” Allow me to direct you to Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles, Homer’s epic for the Tumblr generation. Miller paints an intimate love between Achilles and Patroclus that will not only make you ship them, but also compel you to try to tear out your aorta when they inevitably end up six feet under.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Song of Achilles.

--Marshal Zeringue