A review by nogglization
Galatea, by Madeline Miller


Masterful, feminist retelling of a Greek myth.

"'I'm always this color," I said. 'Because I used to be made of stone.'"

In general, I am not a big fan of short stories. This book is an exception to the rule.

Circe and Song of Achilles were so achingly beautiful I wish I could read them both again for the first time—they were also two of my favorite books of 2018. Because of those two books, I will read anything that Madeline Miller ever writes.

Clocking in at 29 pages, this novella packs a powerful punch. Told from the perspective of Galatea, the stone statue carved by the sculptor Pygmalion and brought to life by Aphrodite, the main theme explores women as objects.

Perfect for a short reading window, this tale will leave you ready to fight the patriarchy.