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Galatea, by Madeline Miller

12 reviews

rd77's review

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dark reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A

4.0

An interesting and quick story. Even though it’s so short, you get a good feel for the characters’ personalities. It’s sad and dark, and definitely upsetting to think about so it inspires some feminism 

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akiram's review

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adventurous challenging dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

This is a new project for Madaline Miller. I must say that it is her weakest work by now, but it is good nonetheless.
Spoiler I enjoyed getting to know the sad story of Galatea, story that in its themes represents every women that has been harassed, raped and abused by men.
Spoiler It made me reflect a lot and I'm thankful that I read it. 

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longoanna's review against another edition

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dark emotional inspiring reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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iamangieh's review against another edition

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dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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sassolinosassoletto's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective relaxing tense fast-paced

3.75


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ogik's review

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emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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hayleyvem's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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mae_thebooksbewithyou's review

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dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

3.0

The Yellow Wallpaper meets Greek myth. This story was beautifully written, and a really interesting concept, but damn, Madeline Miller is just brutal to all her female characters. Literally every single book she writes is dominated by violence against women, and this story is no different. I had a hard time deciding how to rate this book, because objectively, the writing is good and the characters are compelling, but it's just so. damn. depressing. I guess it had a hopeful (ish) ending? Idk. I think I'm done reading Miller's work. It's always well-written, but I'm just not here for brutal, unrelenting suffering for women. 

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patri's review

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dark sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25


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geno's review

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dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

 TW: abuso sexual, relaciones tóxicas, suicidio.

El cuento es un retelling de Galatea y Pigmalión. Un breve y muy simple resumen del mito es decir que se trata de la historia de un escultor enamorado de su obra y logra cobre vida.

Una visión un poco más profunda, nos cuenta que Pigmalión no encontraba a una esposa perfecta, por lo cuál decidió esculpirla y por la voluntad de Venus, Galatea se volvió humana.

Sin importar la versión, es evidente que el mito gira entorno a la esposa bella y perfecta de Pigmalión, por eso encontrar este cuento que da vuelta la narrativa y se centra en Galatea es una interesante manera de reveerlo.

Galatea aporta una mirada mucho más interesante y nos muestra personajes totalmente humanos con todas sus miserias.

Son solamente 20 páginas y transmite muchísimo. Es una lectura muy recomendable aunque es necesario tomar en cuenta las adventencias, nada extremadamente gráfico pero son situaciones que no están endulzadas.
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TW: sexual assault, toxic relationship, suicide.

This very short story is a retelling of Galatea and Pygmalion.
A very interesting take in the myth that explores Galatea's life as a human ans it's way darker than what I was expecting.

It feels very well rounded to be such a short novella.
A great read but with a few trigger warnings.
 

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