Overall, it was more than disappointing to suffer through. It's funny if you know a bit about the myths at hand, and also funny if you've never heard of the myth at all. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. Here are some examples of why I think this. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. Please try again. Really funny, written in a down-to-earth style, but very well-documented.

Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2016. hilarious book, really glad i bought it as it does give a correct view of popular myths and even includes some that aren't often told from all over the world. In. Sex Rules! 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. All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2018. Praise “Blessed with the drinking tolerance of Bacchus and the wisdom of Minerva, O’Brien has compiled some of the best of the best in the realm of sarcastic myth telling with his book Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No Bull-Shit Guide to World Mythology.” –Fanboynation.com “I was giggling by the first page and full blown LOLing by the first myth. Held off on my review until after I'd finished the book (took a while cuz I got distracted by RDR2). These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter … Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The gods must be crazy...and blood-thirsty...and really pervy. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Enjoy sexual assault jokes? What other books have a similar lightweight style of writing? All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. There was a problem loading your book clubs. However, over time the stories sometimes tend to get a bit watered down. Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure, The Mincing Mockingbird: Guide to Troubled Birds. Do not attempt. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Unable to add item to List. ✌️✌️❤️. I gave it two stars for the idea and theme not for the writing and content.

Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter … I swear, if you got Ryan Reynolds doing Deadpool to narrate this for Audible, J. K. Rowling would be dethroned in the beloved author verse. Wrote a book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2016. hilarious book, really glad i bought it as it does give a correct view of popular myths and even includes some that aren't often told from all over the world. March 5th 2013

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2018. Two families who are willing to risk everything. But the goods overcome the bads - I just had to read this in spurts. Conditions apply. | The Electric Feast robert on October 12, 2013 at 1:56 am said: Good stuff. Free download or read online Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology pdf (ePUB) book. Please try your request again later. Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology. There's a problem loading this menu right now. He has camped with gypsies, juggled for food, and driven across the country in a car powered by vegetable oil…. I don't find almost 300 pages of repeated expletives and crass humor particularly funny, I guess.

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. I thought I was reading something from a kid who failed English class.

And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from. Please try your request again later. It's a hoot. This item has a maximum order quantity limit. 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. … .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

good humour, not extremely offensive or crude or childish, found it a really enjoyable and funny read over and over again. From the creator of Myths Retold comes a hilarious collection of Greek, Norse, Chinese and even Sumerian myths retold in their purest, bawdiest forms! Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2016. hilarious book, really glad i bought it as it does give a correct view of popular myths and even includes some that aren't often told from all over the world. Wait, it all makes sense now. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. It's gonna be really awkward. This covers not only Greek and Roman, but African, Japanese, Sumerian, Chinese, Hindu, Buddhist, American creations myths--plus a bonus chapter on Scientology. I just realised I didn't write a review for this book. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $6.48 Shipping to Czech Republic. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads.

It’s really that funny.

More about Cory O’Brien, “Blessed with the drinking tolerance of Bacchus and the wisdom of Minerva, O’Brien has compiled some of the best of the best in the realm of sarcastic myth telling with his book Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No Bull-Shit Guide to World Mythology.” –Fanboynation.com“I was giggling by the first page and full blown LOLing by the first myth.

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Something went wrong. 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. Author consistently makes fun of women, disabled folks, victims of sexual asssult. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and … Yes i get the context, it still feels egregious and unfunny. The entire book is catered to a bro-y audience that finds fart jokes, boobs, and sex funny.

On the other, what. I used this as a "bathroom reader", and each section is a perfect length for "business". He reads and writes mythology, science fiction, and computer code. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 304 pages and is available in Paperback format.

Diverse voices and sparkling debuts dominate today's contemporary short story collections. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Please try again later. 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. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Maybe I missed the world's best dick joke in the chapter on Sumerian mythology; an, Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes is a hilarious book, for about the first 50 pages, and then the gimmick of retelling the myths of various cultures through the medium of dick jokes gets kind of stale; and this is coming from a dude who loves a good dick joke. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. : How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, Murder in E Minor (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 1). In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified. Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2018. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight.