Reviews

  • 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. <b>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</b>

    The Guardian
  • <b>Wit and erudition are impressively evident . . . Read by Fry with his accustomed ebullient showmanship [he]</b> <b>gives the legends modern resonance by telling them with a contemporary colloquial twist'</b>

    The Times
  • <i><b>Mythos</b></i><b> 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</b>

    The Telegraph
  • <b>Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read</b>

    The Independent
  • Fry <b>reimagines</b> the Greek myths with <b>wit, warmth and humanity</b>, bringing them into the <b>modern age</b>. A welcome addition to any bookshelf

    Book Bag
  • <i>Mythos</i> is Stephen's <b>vivid retelling</b> of the Greek myths. Bringing to life the Gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece, he <b>reimagines their astonishing stories for the modern world.</b>

    Express and Star
  • <i><b>Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells </b></i><b><i>the Greek myths with elegance </i></b>

    The Times
  • <b>A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought weknew. Page to page, <i>Mythos </i>is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling</b>

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  • <b>[Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm </b>

    Mail on Sunday
  • <b>Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm </b>

    The Guardian
  • Fry takes us from <b>Zeus to Athena with humour. </b>The Greek<b> gods of the past become relatable as </b>pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. <b>Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy</b>

    Guardian
  • <b>Fresh revivals of the myths of ancient Greece. In his own imitable style, Fry takes an erudite look at the doings of gods, goddesses, kings, queens and ordinary mortals</b>

    The Bay
  • <b>Entertaining </b>and <b>edifying</b> . . . Fry flexes his famous intellect in making the myths coherent and natural. <b>T</b><b>he best thing Fry's written</b> since his superb first novel, <i>The Liar</i>

    Telegraph
  • <b><i>Mythos</i> combines authority and accessibility</b>. Most readers will learn something, many a great deal; and <b>all will find the experience enjoyable</b>

    Scotsman
  • <b>Arguably the greatest living Englishman</b>

    Indendent on Sunday
  • <b>The patron saint of British intelligence</b>

    Daily Telegraph
  • <b>National Treasure</b>: noun - someone or something regarded as emblematic of a nation's cultural heritage, such as Stephen Fry

    Oxford English Dictionary