One of the most imaginative minds alive retells the greatest stories in history - the Greek Myths.
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History and The Stars' Tennis Balls - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos, Heroes and Troy, his retelling of the Greek myths, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.
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
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'
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
Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read
Fry reimagines the Greek myths with wit, warmth and humanity, bringing them into the modern age. A welcome addition to any bookshelf
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
A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought weknew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling
[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
Fry takes us from Zeus to Athena with humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy
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
I quite like Mythos, Stephen Fry's book on the Greek myths - he makes them amusing. I like people that illuminate the past with humour
Mythos has the gripping nature that one would hope for from a modern blockbuster. Filled with a sharp and delightful sense of humour, Stephen Fry's many witticisms making it an even more enjoyable read. I would recommend it for so many reasons
Brilliant . . . Stephen Fry's writing style makes it appealing to all. There's something for everyone
Reimagines the lives of ancient Greek gods and goddesses through a humorous lens, using casual language and making valuable comparisons to modern characters or events. It's also just really, really funny
*American Express Essentials*