Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes – Cory O’Brien & Sarah E. Melville
Off the reading list, a good bad book. The updated unvarnished version of popular myths. Retold in current vernacular?

“So the moral of the story
is that if you are not ready to be a father
consider all of your options
before skipping directly to cannibalism.” Page 29.

That’s the light version. Another example, as a chapter title?

“FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BANG COWS” Page 80.

See? Not even remotely clean. To think, I was first exposed to similar mythology, same stories, obviously cleaned up and tamed, when I was a mere youth. So that chapter head leads to the Minotaur, in slightly skewed version. Maybe it isn’t skewed, it might more true to the original myth. Who knows, for sure?

So it seems this is built off a now-dead blog, and much of the material was covered there. I got the digital book, and I thought I saw it as a PDF, running around. But for a paperback price of $0.99 or something, it was worth it in digital format.
Some of it, maybe all of it, is rude, crude, socially unacceptable but then the gods always did behave like humans, and that wasn’t saying much. The old gods behaving badly. I see thematic element here.
Treatment of the Norse Myths is equally well-done, and I know, from my acquaintance with other sources, that the stories ring true, in their weird, twisted ways.

Some years back, i read, or re-read Homer’s epic The Odyssey. It was more recent verse translation, and in keeping with that format, I get the impression that this was an attempt to stick to the verse format.
The other question, was this was first a blog? Maybe it was almost like the retelling of the stories, the old myths, as web-standard copy.

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes – Cory O’Brien & Sarah E. Melville
Exact year, I package up the previous year’s horoscopes, and flow the text into an ebook format, and load that up on Amazon. While the e-text of this book didn’t feel like that at all, as a 99-cent book, it was great. Not good, great. Kind of lightweight, and little repetitive with the stylistic choices, but the idea, that was sound.
See: the gods have always behaved badly, and thorough examination of some of the myths, or, a simple attempt at retelling the myth on modern vernacular, that works.
I missed this the first time around, but the idea is good, and material
The conclusion of the txt was what really tied it all together.

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes – Cory O’Brien & Sarah E. Melville

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