Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
*** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of... show more
*** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
Publish date: 2017-11-02
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Stephen Fry's Great Mythology (#1)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...