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

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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
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ISBN : 0718188721
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Bradley rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

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...

Alice rated it ★★★★★

January 28, 2018

The most fun and entertaining book I've read in a very long time. Loved it.

Trish rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

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 qu...

Cheese rated it ★★★☆☆

December 21, 2017

The history of greek mythology told in a long long story. This is the audio book and it was a challenge to finish, but interesting nonetheless. Stephen Fry is faultless in his narration.

Sonja rated it ★★★☆☆

January 18, 2018

3.5 stars I love fantasy and mythical tales and I adore Stephen Fry (who's audio narration was pitch perfect). I have also always wanted to read / understand the different Greek myths, and this seemed the perfect opportunity. I found it very interesting to learn the relationship between these myths...

Claudia rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2018

I must have been around 8 when I first read The Legends of the Olympus and fell in love with Greek mythology. I reread it at least 3 times afterwards and remains one of my favorite books to this very day. Stephen Fry’s retelling of these myths are just as good as the original, if not better. It is...

Margaret rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2017

At a time when other children had their mothers reading "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" to them, my father was telling me the story of the abduction of Persephone with his own adornments (I particularly liked the squirrels wondering why she was picking flowers instead of nuts). I br...

Netta rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 14, 2017

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 i...

Roy rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

I love Greek Mythology or any mythology at that. This is a great collection of retellings but in Frys perfect storytelling mixed with his intellect and wit. If you enjoyed Gaimans Norse novel this will be 100% your thing. Has a little more depth to it than Gaimans and some personal touches which...

Suanne rated it ★★★★★

January 18, 2018

Not everyone's into mythology but I am and I freakin' loved this. Fry's fantastic retellings unpeeled layers of stories I already knew, and his humor made them super readable, approachable and hilarious. One million Olympic stars, and "Arch Psychopomp" is now my preferred title.

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