Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece - Stephen Fry

I love Stephen Fry, love Greek mythology, love the intent of this book, and love the execution. And yet, there was something missing for me –  something that would normally make me want to read on beyond bedtime, something that would make me think about the book when not reading it, and something that would make me think about the individual stories long after having read them.

In short, in Mythos I missed everything I adored about Ovid’s Metamorphoses and about other works that are based on Greek myths.

Despite all of this, I applaud Fry’s re-telling of the stories and his insistence that these are stories that should be retold and that people should not be put off trying them for fear of needing a classical education to understand them.

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