4.0 out of 5 starslearned a lot about the greek myths that gets referenced in various movies and sayings like the Midas touch I have heard over the years
27 December 2017
I downloaded the audible version with the book. learned a lot about the greek myths that gets referenced in various movies and sayings like the Midas touch I have heard over the years. Stephen fry has a fantastic voice over style that can make what could be dry narrative very entertaining
I'd hoped for an everyday dissemination of Greek mythology, and a basic understanding of why certain gods are synonymous with traits or actions. While cleverly, and amusingly, written, it is nevertheless not much more than a very long list of names, along with some witty social commentary on the part of Mr Fry.
Take Stephen Fry's dry humour, and combine it with his fascination of Greek mythology, and this book is the final product. This is the type of book that I know i will read again, and I look forward to reading again, as it was so well written.
Stephen Fry is a wonderful storyteller and has a delightful voice bringing the Greek myths to life. I thoroughly enjoyed Mythos and learnt new things about the Greek myths that I did not know. I have just purchased the audio version of Heroes, Stephen's newest book on Ancient Greek mythology and I am looking forward to hearing it, and I am sure it will be as enjoyable as Mythos.