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Galatea, by Madeline Miller

8 reviews

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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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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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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michellez08's review

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

3.0


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msbarnesela's review

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dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

This is a short story, not a full novel, but I would totally read this as a full length book. Because of the short story format, character development is limited, but the main character is still complex. Good for fans of rewritten mythology; a good intro to Miller’s style and point of view in retelling myths. 

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littleseven's review

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

4.0

Retelling of the Galatea and Pygmalion myth. 
This short story questions both the mutual affection as well as the happy ever after the two figures are said to have had. Because Pygmalion hated women to his core, him hence becoming a loving husband seems out of the question, marking the premise of this text.
Personally I find this not only to be quite a plausible reading, but I am adopting it as my canon as well!

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