You will believe in the power of ancient gods, who shook the earth with their tridents and blasted their enemies with lightning. You will believe in the glorious power of a culture that could build such wonderous tales of fancy, and you will laugh at the antics of heroes and mortals alike. You will smile and you may even cry, but what you will not do is put this book down, for it has no equal among its type. Whether a student of the classics, a lover of myth, a worshipper of the ancient gods, or just someone looking for a wonderfull read, you cannot go wrong with this one.
The author obviously has spent a good deal to time studying greek mythology and literature and contemporary literature. In this book, he uses the mythology and folktales as a kind of rorschach to interpret modern life, mankind and the Greek culture and Weltanschauung。 Many of his interpretations of what he has read disagree with my own and some irritated me but it is a compelling book, well written, that keeps you reading. I recommend it.
This is a review of the Kindle formatting - avoid the Kindle version if you have any interest in linking text to the sources. Footnotes/links are missing, although the sources are listed in the back and each has a link identified as "this page" which returns to the approximate location in the text where the source is supposedly referenced. Otherwise a fascinating read.