heroes by stephen fry

i guess that greek myths will never stop attracting writers who survived through the english classical education. to be fair, if i were forced to study ancient greek in school, i’d probably try to reclaim greek mythology too.

thankfully for all readers, on top of carrying childhood trauma by euripides, stephen fry is a talented writer with a very distinctive sense of humour. he makes full use of fourth wall breaking, adding narrator’s commentary, and some pratchett-esque usage of footnotes.

“heroes” is a great light reading if you are already familiar with all the weirdness of greek mythology. but if it’s your first exposure, then be warned – pegasus being born out of medusa’s neck after perseus chopped off her head is not the weirdest thing you’ll read in this book.