zeus grants stupid wishes by cody o brien

This book reads like a drunk guy (who happens to be REALLY into mythology) recounting some of its most famous myths and it is HILARIOUS! There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Here are a few more 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. I hoped to be both entertained and educated. Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019, I can't even. Sure, the author can pull out a good one every once in awhile, even after your eyes have started to glaze over, but honestly I gave up about 3/4 of the way through. The only thing I really disliked is the way it is formatted: only a few words per line, which makes it look like poetry (which is definitely not) or a children's book (which is not either). To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. He can be crass and there is a lot of vulgar language. Most books on mythology treat myths as some kind of highly venerable ancient tradition, while for most parts myths were part of low culture, told or sung by drunken men who never treated it too seriously and changed the story and the characters from retelling to retelling - at least that's how it definitely was in ancient Greece, and it's a safe bet it wasn't that different it other places. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and … We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. That they are somehow behaving rationally. The retelling are hilarious and it’s nice to see this book doesn’t take itself too seriously. Something went wrong. This is hands down my new favorite book of all time. good humour, not extremely offensive or crude or childish, found it a really enjoyable and funny read over and over again. One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. He has camped with gypsies, juggled for food, and driven across the country in a car powered by vegetable oil. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The book cover says "[t]hese are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words." BLOODY ALPHABET: The Scariest Serial Killers Coloring Book. Also I was hoping to learn more forgotten myths with more original themes but I suppose those don't really fit into this guy's kind of humor. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Cory O’Brien is a word-wizard and technojester of the first degree. I would recommend to anyone with an interest in mythology and fairy tales, but maybe not everyone as I think this would suit the taste of people who already know a little bit about myths, It's just funnier that way. This book is for you, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2019. | ISBN 9780399160400 Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Pop Manga Mermaids and Other Sea Creatures, Big Ideas: The Little Book of Shakespeare, Jane Austen: The Complete Works 7-Book Boxed Set, Minecraft: Guide to Exploration (2017 Edition), Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure, The Mincing Mockingbird: Guide to Troubled Birds. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This is basically a book where someone yells and cusses their way through different culture’s myths while hitting enter a lot. Something went wrong. Do not attempt. I hate to sound like a constipated bitter old nag, but, The Dude Who Shouts Myths at the Internet. Enjoy sexual assault jokes? --Fanboynation.com Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018. Wrote a book. The book cover says "[t]hese are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words." His candor likens to a tirade of Liz Lemon’s deranged ex-boyfriend, Dennis Duffy of 30 Rock, had his skull contained a well-read brain.” –Chicagoist, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Penguin Books Australia A Penguin Random House Company. Pingback: Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: Or, How Cory O’Brien Made Mythology Awesome-er. Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2013. Bravo! Okay, I've been waiting to read this one for ages and was so glad when I did! Here are a few more 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. As a fan of mythology I wish I had done more research on the author before buying. Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2019. This book should be required reading in every single mythology and classics class in the country. good quality, arrived on time and in fine condition, a great buy. Parts were funny, but just not enough for me to keep reading every section. This is a hilarious retelling of many ancient myths that had me in tears laughing at times. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. For as long as mankind has been able to, they have told stories. I learned some new ones, and the ones I already knew were hilariously perfect in his delivery. GREEK MYTHOLOGY . I thought I was reading something from a kid who failed English class. Stop making me laugh so hard, do you know what too much laughter for a menopausal women DOES? --Fanboynation.com "I was giggling by the first page and full blown LOLing by the first myth. This book should be required reading in every single mythology and classics class in the country. I gave it two stars for the idea and theme not for the writing and content. I am sure many people find this book amusing, and I do commend the author on his unique style in relating the various myths (none of his stuff actually offends me personally). Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O'Brien Published by TarcherPerigee on March 5, 2013 Genres: Humour Goodreads | Buy on Book Depository. Get this:Cronus liked to eat babies.Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate.Odin got construction discounts with bestiality.Isis had bad taste in jewelry.Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy.And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face.All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. I've been pimping it to my friends and family nonstop today as I read this. Cory O'Brien owns, runs, and writes for bettermyths.com, which is a crude, vulgar, and hilarious website that sees him retelling stories from mythology and even fantasy fiction in his own way. Wow. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O'Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. I laughed out loud--a lot. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. ✌️✌️❤️. This is hands down my new favorite book of all time. With chapter titles like “Cronus Likes To Eat Babies“, “Abraham Is Totally Cool About Stabbing His Kid in the Face,” and “Odin Gets Construction Discounts with Bestiality,” you can’t help but want to read these retold myths, whether it be from morbid curiosity or a dire need to know what this guy could possibly be getting at with these titles.” –Electricfeast.com“O’Brien’s writing is gruff, hilarious…but there’s no doubt that he’s thoroughly researched his topics. Wow. Why? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. _Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes_ by Cory O’Brien is book of modernized versions of more than 50 myths and legends from around the world. Don't read this book in the bathtub, your roommate will think you are choking on something and she'll burst in and see that you are tearing up and think you have been dumped. … In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. But the goods overcome the bads - I just had to read this in spurts. Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2013. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. If you get offended by porn or people swearing or if you believe that myths are sacred and holy then you definitely wanna take a pass on this. Sign up to our newsletter using your email. Go to Neil Gaiman for Norse Mythology, and Stephen Fry for Greek. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2013. Cory O'Brien is a word-wizard and technojester of the first degree and the creator of Myths Retold! It’s really that funny. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Waste of money, would give no stars if possible. Do not attempt. TarcherPerigee; 1st edition (March 5, 2013). There's a problem loading this menu right now. An irreverent survey of the mythological world explores the lighter side of more than 100 classic tales from a range of cultures, sharing creative but faithful versions of each to illuminate fantastical events and the unintended lessons they ... - 9780399160400 - QBD Books - Buy Online for Better Range and Value. Okay, I've been waiting to read this one for ages and was so glad when I did! You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Unable to add item to List. This is a hilarious retelling of many ancient myths that had me in tears laughing at times. Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Still skeptical? Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020. Please try your request again later. The only thing I really disliked is the way it is formatted: only a few words per line, which makes it look like poetry (which is definitely not) or a children's book (which is not either). He has camped with gypsies, juggled for food, and driven across the country in a car powered by vegetable oil…. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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