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review 2020-03-15 09:05
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece - Stephen Fry

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 pages.

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review 2019-10-21 21:00
Review ~ Entertaining!
Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece - Stephen Fry

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 comprehensive from the very beginning of their reign onwards, but it’s funny as fuck, too. Because, you know, Stephen Fry.

 

I had no idea how often Zeus stuck his dick in gods and mortals alike. Sweet Baby Jane, that guy was a Class A Horndog. But you know who else was? Poseidon and Hermes. But do you ever hear about their wild debauchery? Noooooooo. You know who the stand up guy was? Hades. Go figure, right? Anyway, there were a fuckton of offspring from these gods and it all gets a bit confusing. I don’t know how anyone could keep them all straight, but Stephen Fry lays it all out and covers it all with a warm fuzzy blanket of humor. I recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest interest in Greek Mythology.

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text 2019-10-14 03:07
Reading progress update: I've read 292 out of 464 pages.
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry

Greek mythology with Stephen Fry style in language. 

 

So Zeus do a lot of sex and got a lot of goddess and women pregnant. 

 

Dialogue is funny as talked like they are drunk. 

 

A lot of incest and stories of jealous gods. As expected. 

 

It also reflected on how the Greek culture, the important of hospitality and manner of the guest. 

 

Enjoyable but slow read. As it is not a continuous story but many many stories thrown together.  

 

Zeus and Ganymede- well, Zeus did kidnapped him. But then Zeus give him immorality and a role as a cup bearer. 

 

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100+ pages to the finish and my first bingo. 

 

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text 2019-10-11 09:38
Reading progress update: I've read 115 out of 464 pages.
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry

Zeus is a corny god that Hera is a jealous goddess.

 

Men created stories, gods are like humans that kill, eat and mate. 

 

Some gods are beautiful, some are beautiful and smart. 

 

So far so good in the retelling of old tales. A story of where gods come from. All gods are from the imagination of humans. 

 

Like Harry Potters, stories provide a guide for values. The good are going to win because they are good. The bad are powerful, cruel and wicked but would still lost in the end because they are bad. 

 

Reading this for Free Square. 

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text 2019-10-08 01:58
Reading progress update: I've read 34 out of 464 pages.
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry retold of Greek myths. Fun read so far. It is a lot of incest and violence, which is the core of the myths when the gods have sex a lot. 

 

Just started reading this for the free square. Last book for the first bingo. 

 

 

 

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