Zeus Is A Dick (Hardback)Susie Donkin (author)
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In the beginning, everything was fine.* And then along came Zeus.
*more or less
Ahh Greek myths. Those glorious tales of heroism, honour and... petty squabbles, soap-opera drama and more weird sex than Fifty Shades of Grey could shake a stick at!
It's about time we stopped respecting myths and started laughing at them. Did you know Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, was born of some discarded genitals? Or that Hera threw her own son off a mountain because he was ugly? Or that Apollo once kidnapped a boat full of people while pretending to be a dolphin?
And let's not even get started on Zeus - king of the gods, ruler of the skies and a man who's never heard of self-control. In fact, if there's one thing most Greek myths have in common, it's that all the drama could have been avoided if SOMEONE could keep it in their toga...
Horrible Histories writer Susie Donkin takes us on a hilarious romp through mythology and the many times the gods (literally) screwed everything up! Stephen Fry's Mythos by way of Drunk History, Zeus is a Dick is perfect for those who like their myths with a heavy dollop of satire.
'Who knew mythology was so bonkers? I am grateful - it had me laughing from the first page to the last.' - Miranda Hart
'It's about time someone called him out on all this' - Hera, goddess of marriage, wife of Zeus
'Worst. Father. Ever.' - Artemis, goddess of the hunt, daughter of Zeus
'Oh yeah, focus on him. I never did anything wrong. Nothing to see here' - Poseidon, god of the seas, brother of Zeus
'Just a real dick, honestly' - Many, many people
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 202 x 132 x 20 mm
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“Hilarious re-telling of our favourite dysfunctional family”
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
WOW, I HAD TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY FACE FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH AT THIS DAMN BOOK!!!
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“A fun retelling of Greek mythology that had me laughing out loud”
My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton /Hodder Studio for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Zeus is a Dick’ by Susie Donkin in exchange for an honest review.
“‘It’s about time someone called him out on all this’ - Hera, Goddess... More
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