Friday, 20 June 2014
Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O'Brien
Title; Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes
Author; Cory O'Brien
Publication Date; March 5th 2013
Description; All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Skeptical? Here are just a few gems to consider:
• Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed.
• The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone.
• The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies.
• The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace.
And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.
My Rating; 4*s
My Review; I had been seeing this book around for a few months. A lot of people recommended it, a lot of people thought it was hilarious. So, naturally I had to read it.
I will be the first to admit that I don't know a lot of mythology. I don't know any of my own country's myths. None. I do know a few Greek ones, that's about it.
I did not love this book, but I did like it quite a lot. It was interesting to find out some more myths, even with the way they were written. It had its funny moments. Which, you know, is good for a book in the humour category.
There is a wide range of myths from a wide range of countries. Also, a lot of asshole Gods and Goddesses.
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy myths and people who don't mind a little dirty humour. Will I be checking out anymore of Cory's work? Probably.