Thanks to Andi’s review of The Song of Achilles I learned that Miller had a new short story out. So off I popped to by it. Based on the Greek myth of Pygmalion, a sculptor who carved a woman that the goddess Venus brought to life. In the myth they fall in love and marry. (Read More)
I seem to be reading a lot of myths, and myth inspired fiction, at the moment. Last it was Norse myths, and not I’m on to Greek myths, and the tale of Achilles and his role in The Trojan war. But Miller’s work is different from many others that I have read, because it is (Read More)
Quotes I liked ; Pinterest There was once a girl, an evacuee during the blitz, who read a lot. Myths, legends, religious books. And her favourite was the Norse tales. She read and reread them; they spoke to something in her. Because, lets face it, Norse mythology is awesome! Not that I’d want to know (Read More)
by Philip Pullman
The back of the edition of this that I read has only the words: This is a story. Interesting. Is that because the publisher’s don’t want to offend the ultra religious in the Christian world. Or is it a message from the author that the life of Jesus is a story. That the bible is a story.
Pullman, of course, is known for his ever so slightly controversial views on religion, he has used them in his fiction before. In that case it involved a worn-out god, and power-hungry angels. Here he revisits the myth:”(is a myth a religion we dont believe in?)”: of Jesus Christ and weaves a new story out of it.
based on poem by Homer So the Iliad up on the big screen. The most expensive film ever made. Bound to be rubbish right? Well it isn’t great, but it is far from bad. The films opens with a brief history lesson; with an outline of the political situation in the Ancient World, letting the (Read More)