- Title Mythos
- Author Stephen Fry
- Year 2017
- Genres Non-fiction, Mythology
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 in fear 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.
After perusing the beginners’ guide to Greek legends recently, I thought who better to guide me through the details than Stephen Fry? So I snapped up the audiobook and settled in for the legend to talk to me about legends. And of course he does a great job trying to bring it down to a manageable level. Fry narrates the people and the stories very well, but I have to admit I couldn’t get to the end of it.
There’s just too many of them, I couldn’t focus and ended up not really caring. Whilst there’s no doubting Stephen’s done an incredible job here, it just wasn’t for me.