Review | Galatea by Madeline Miller

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost…

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is my first foray into Madeline Miller’s writing and really the first of her works that I really wanted to pick up. I enjoyed her writing style overall and definitely was intrigued by her take on the Pygmalion story. I thought the personality and story she gave to Galatea was a great take and liked the story as a whole. I thought it was the perfect length for what it was and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a new spin on Greek myths and stories.

Happy reading!

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