Monday 30 May 2022

GALATEA by Madeline Miller


GalateaGalatea by Madeline Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This hardback book is much smaller than usual, but it's so lovely.

Galatea is a feminist retelling of the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. It still shares a lot of the horrid misogynistic traits with the original because everyone treats Galatea so poorly and rarely listen to her, but in this version she has her own opinions and thoughts. She learns how to behave and treat others so that they won't punish or disregard her, without them realising what's happening.

I especially enjoyed the cunning conclusion because although it was sad, the way this story ends is very satisfying.

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