Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

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...

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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Reviews

  • Trish
    I first heard of Stephen Fry many years ago, have since watched him debate with the Church and wander through dense jungles trying to find nearly extinct animals, listened to him bring one of my favourite magical worlds to life, and learned a great deal from him on what must be one of the best quiz ...
  • Lo
    This is so exciting! Greek mythology AND Stephen Fry?!? If only it were possible to pre-order, but it looks like the release is coming in early November. Woohoo!Edit: It's available to pre-order in the UK from a few sources, for Nov 2 release, but still nothing in the US. If anyone finds it from a U...
  • Netta
    It is regrettable that Stephen Fry's talent to be effortlessly snobbish in a very appealing, charmingly British way, does absolutely no good to the subject of his book. The main problem with this book is that Fry's retelling of the myths of Ancient Greece is exactly what the title promises – it...
  • Bradley
    I don't know about any of you, but this one's a winner. Far from feeling like another dry recounting of a number of our favorite Greek myths, Fry's down-to-earth humor and traditional (modern) storytelling have turned these gods into something most relatable.I've read Edith Hamilton and Bullfinch's ...
  • Jake
    This was by far the easiest 5 stars I have had the pleasure to give in quite a while. It is one of the very few books I would read again.Mythos is fascinating from start to finish. I have attempted to get into numerous mythology books before (yes even Edith Hamilton) and struggled. Stephen Fry has m...
  • Andrea
    Once again, a BIG FAT THANK YOU to my awesome friend Bubu who send me this book via audible. THANK YOU!!! <3 Anyways. From the foreword:Mythos begins at the beginning, but it does not end at the end. Had I included heroes like Oedipus, Perseus, Theseus, Jason and Herakles and the details of the Troj...
  • Ana Rînceanu
    While the book is filled with Fry's wit, the stories of the gods do not sugarcoat anything. Recommended for the novice and the long-time devotee!...

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