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Stephen Fry
Birth date: August 24, 1957
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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 3 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 7 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...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 8 months ago
In this second Sherlock Holmes novel, Dr. Watson falls adorably in love and we discover that Holmes has to keep his busy brain stimulated with cocaine when he doesn’t have a mystery to work on. As Watson regards this habit with the same level of disapproval that in 2019 we might regard a tobacco or ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 10 months ago
Oedipus is a detective who employs all the fields of enquiry of which the Athenians were so proud – logic, numbers, rhetoric, order and discovery – only to reveal a truth that is disordered, shameful, transgressive and bestial. What I loved best about Heroes were Fry's summaries and general comment...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 11 months 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...
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