Reading progress update: I've read 271 out of 411 pages.

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece - Stephen Fry

‘Who the hell are you?’

‘Who the hell indeed? The Hell is just who I am. Mwahahaha!’

Thanatos unloosed the sinister, ghoulish laugh that so often sent dying mortals screaming mad.

‘Stop groaning. What’s the matter with you? Have you got toothache? Indigestion? And don’t talk in riddles. What is your name?’

‘My name …’ Thanatos paused for effect.

‘My name …’

‘I haven’t got all night.’

‘My name is …’

‘Have you even got a name?’


‘Oh, so you’re Death, are you? Hm.’ Sisyphus seemed unimpressed. ‘I thought you’d be taller.’

‘Sisyphus, son of Aeolus,’ Thanatos intoned in quelling accents, ‘King of Corinth, Lord of …’

   ‘Yes, yes, I know who I am. You’re the one who seems to have trouble remembering his name. Sit down, why don’t you? Take the weight off your feet.’

‘My weight is not on my feet. I am hovering.’ 

Ugh. Sisyphus - what an ass.

However, I'm also disappointed by Thanatos. He's no patch on DEATH of the Discworld Universe.

It just seems wrong somehow.