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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece - Community Reviews back

by Stephen Fry
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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 7 months ago
I was highly entertained and I may have accidentally learned a few things, though I wouldn’t let a student use it as a reference. I suspect it’s a different experience in audio format, but for a print book it might be a case of too much of a good thing. I found my interest flagging in the last 100 p...
A Voracious Reader
A Voracious Reader rated it 11 months ago
Anyone who hasn’t heard of the Greek gods or the myths associated with them must have been hiding out in a barren wasteland. I’m no stranger to them having learned about them in school and then reading all kinds of books about them over the years. But this book by Stephen Fry is not only comprehensi...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
A quick review: I debated between 4.5 and 5 stars because at about the 75% mark I started to drift because the abundance of names became hard to follow. But it's Greek mythology; has anyone ever managed to compile the myths without all the names? No, I doubt it, so, it hardly seems fair to penal...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of the American edition courtesy of the publishers via Netgalley. When you really think about it, the Greek myths are about a very dysfunctional, screwy family. Cannibalism, incest, rape, bestiality – Greek gods do it all. Stephen Fr...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
I love Stephen Fry, love Greek mythology, love the intent of this book, and love the execution. And yet, there was something missing for me - something that would normally make me want to read on beyond bedtime, something that would make me think about the book when not reading it, and something th...
All about me
All about me rated it 3 years ago
I love Greek mythology so anything half way decent will easily get 4 stars from me. I love the way Fry tells the myths from the viewpoint of our modern sensibility. As a result he is able to underscore how far we have come and also how little has changed in terms of our sense of morality and justice...
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