Stephen Fry (2017)

Billed as “Greek myths for the 21st century”, which I think is an accurate description, both good and bad. This is clear, humorous, erudite take on the key stories without giving way to too much modernising, and with the thoughtful and witty asides one would expect from Stephen Fry.

The style does occasionally drift too far into the casual for my tastes, I have to say, but that’s a minor criticism: I certainly intend to read the other books in this series, dealing with heroic myths and the Trojan War.

4/5. Finished Wednesday 2 December, 2020.

(Originally published on Goodreads.)