The Rage of Achilles recounts the Iliad as a war novel. The Trojan War and its combatants are imagined with the realism of Saving Private Ryan. Possibly not for the squeamish.
terence gives an overview of the book:
I was born in Uniontown, PA in an Eisenhower administration I'd rather not specify. Through a series of never-to-be-repeated administrative errors I was not only admitted to, but graduated from, Yale. I now practice as a trial lawyer in New Haven. The Rage of Achilles is...
In a time of persistent reproductions of classic literature through various media, it’s rare that one surfaces with such buoyancy as Terence Hawkins’s take on The Iliad in The Rage of Achilles.
THE RAGE OF ACHILLES is Terence Hawkins’ first novel. Within its pages, he vividly brings to life the glory and guts of a long forgotten era. He recounts this monumental tale with grim brutality and raw,...