22. The critics were largely in rapture over this novel. See below. Do you agree with these reviews? Is it one of the best novels of the last 50 years of Australian writing?
“Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all newly burnished and brilliantly recast for our times.”
The themes of this apparently simple, yet immensely moving, modern novel are still vast: loss, forgiveness, love and redemption. Lyrical, witty, gentle, this is above all a story of transformation.' Elisabeth Speller, The Independent
Andrew Riemer, The Sydney Morning Herald