2018/02/07

BOOK REVIEW:
MYTHOS BY STEPHEN FRY

Title: Mythos
Author: Stephen Fry
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 416
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
In this book, Stephen Fry retells some of the greatest stories ever told; the ancient Greek Myths.


Review:
This book was just a pure delight to read.

Although this is sort of nonfiction, it certainly doesn't read like it and this is the least dry nonfiction book I've ever read. It's simply filled with stories, grand and entertaining accounts of the ancient Greek gods and all the drama they were involved in.

What I liked most about this book is that it's just... fun. You as a reader have fun while reading because you can tell that Fry has fun while retelling you these stories. And that is what this book is; a retelling. It has some facts scattered throughout, but it doesn't aim to muse on the stories meaning or interpret them. I also just want to give a nod to the footnotes in this book (which I know some people sometimes skip over, but these ones need to be read) because I chuckled at so many of them.

I think this book can be read by any audience; those new to the myths, as well as those familiar with them, because like I said, it's just such a fun read.
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  1. This seems really good! I haven't read it yet, but it seems kind of similar to "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman, which is a retelling of the norse myths (obviously, haha :) ), which I read last year. It was great!

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    1. I haven't read the Gaiman book yet, but I really want to! :D xx Alice

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