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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Paperback – 13 November 2017

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  • Publisher : Michael Joseph; 1st edition (13 November 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0718188748
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0718188740
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.05 x 23.37 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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The Greek myths are told to you here by the ever-soothing voice of Stephen Fry, who takes you from Zeus to Athena with his typical humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. It is joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy threaded through so much of the tapestry of contemporary Greece (The Guardian)

Wit and erudition are impressively evident . . . Read by Fry with his accustomed ebullient showmanship [he] gives the legends modern resonance by telling them with a contemporary colloquial twist' (AUDIOBOOK of the WEEK The Times)

Mythos is the best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . it is entertaining and edifying - one cannot really ask for more than that (The Telegraph)

Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read (The Independent)

Fry reimagines the Greek myths with wit, warmth and humanity, bringing them into the modern age. A welcome addition to any bookshelf (Book Bag)

Mythos is Stephen's vivid retelling of the Greek myths. Bringing to life the Gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece, he reimagines their astonishing stories for the modern world. (Express and Star)

Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance (The Times)

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought weknew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling (Richard North Patterson -)

[Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm (Mail on Sunday)

Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm (The Guardian)

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One of the most imaginative minds alive retells the greatest stories in history - the Greek Myths.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Go back to the originals
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fun read but needs an index!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Myths Busted !!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Myths Busted !!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2019
Okay so being a massive fan of Greek mythology and the like this caught my eye on here on my recommendations home page so I purchased and wasn't disappointed. Although not very over the top exciting I just couldn't put it down reading the exploits of Zeus and His wife Hera. Stephen Fry is very eloquent with his wording as the man's posh himself. Haha. A canny read so give it a go. Each to their own opinion and the world won't end if you don't like it. 😊
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