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Galatea, by Madeline Miller

caitlyn_baldwin's review

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

4.75

A sharp, beautiful, and painful short story. 

50pence's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.0

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3.0

I didn't realize this was a short story when I picked it up. I saw Madeline Miller and immediately checked it out, so this was good but I'm disappointed this isn't a full-length novel especially as I know she'd do it so well.

marianguish's review

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

5.0

I physically shuddered whilst reading Miller's description of Pygmalion's ghastly routine. Her interpretation of Galatea as apathetic yet determined is completely convincing. Miller is extraordinarily skillful to capture these deep themes whilst also giving an appropriately thorough overview of the myth in so few pages. I was hoping for more elaboration about Galatea's thoughts, feelings, and observations about the hospital, but this is only a minor quibble and I am able to imagine this for myself!

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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pyrdek's review

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dark emotional mysterious fast-paced

4.0

swishing's review against another edition

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

4.0

moonspire's review

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dark sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

4.0

kyeran99's review

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dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.0

sunny1208's review

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

5.0