The thing is, it is in Patroclus' point of view. And from a certain moment on, he shouldn't have a direct view. Because of circumstances I'm sure most are aware of. Also the voice goes from past to present tense back and forth (in the last third I remember it well, because it is recent).Also, it seems uneven - fast pacing in the last pages, dragging in the middle. But perhaps my judgemant is even more subjective than usual because it took me so long to read it.I want to give this book one star. It took me almost six months to read it. Had it been more captivating, I would have found the will to pick it back up sooner, yes? It didn't help that I know the story (who doesn't?) and wasn't looking forward to it.I want to give it five stars. A book that makes me care enough to cry - more than a few tears at that - has earned it.I am giving it three stars. It is a good interpretation of The Iliad. But it does have isssues.