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'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' The Times
Discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .
No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.
In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.
Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
If you're enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology you'll love Fry's follow-up book Heroes which is OUT NOW, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures . . .
NOW THE INSPIRATION FOR STEPHEN FRY'S MAJOR UK TOUR 'MYTHOS: A TRILOGY - GODS. HEROES. MEN.'
'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian
'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard
'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail
'A rollicking good read' Independent
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Stephen Fry is renowned for his sharp storytelling, so his retelling of Greek mythology was accompanied by dauntingly high expectations. We shouldn’t have worried. Mythos is Fry at his best: witty and warm, with an endearingly intense attention to detail. From Prometheus to Persephone, via Zeus and Athena, Fry asks what the fates of the Greek gods and goddesses can teach us about who we are today. His captivating take on these legends reminds us we aren't too dissimilar to these ancient protagonists. Be prepared to finish Mythos feeling very smug about your new dinner party anecdotes.
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Such a pleasure
All of Stephen Fry’s intelligence & humour & insight woven into his version of the Greek Myths. Always fascinating, Fry makes them as accessible and entertaining as they have ever been - and all read in that lovely, rich, expressive Fry voice. Pure pleasure!
Mythos by Stephen fry
Awesome. Ends too soon.
My only possible complaint would be that it was too short. A wonderfully written collection of the Greek myths that have fascinated me since primary school.