I took a rather long break from reading published works because of one word: FANFICTION. Enough said, yeah? :D
Then last week I passed a bookstore and saw this on the display and was like, ANOTHER Percy Jackson book? Yay! And while I’d say that this was an entertaining read, it was most definitely one of those companion books written more for $$$ than anything else, so in my opinion your money would be better spent elsewhere. But that is my opinion of most books anyway …
Percy Jackson and The Greek Gods are, basically, the greek mythology retold from the Percy Jackson ‘verse, by Percy himself. If you love Percy as a narrator, you will love this – it is choke full of Percy’s own brand of humour, which is sometimes very funny and sometimes rather lame. Like this:
First I’ll tell you how the world got made. Then I’ll run down a list of gods and give you my two cents about each of them. I just hope I don’t make them so mad they incinerate me before I—
Just kidding. Still here.
Yes. Very funny, Percy.
Well, that’s what you get :
1) The Greek myth of creation.
2) The 12 Olympians & assorted stories of mortals/immortals’ fortunate (but mostly unfortunate) encounters with these Greek gods. I think Riordan romanticized the Hades & Persephone story too much, and Percy went a bit overboard with his fanboying over his father Poseidon.
3) Very pretty illustrations by John Rocco.
That’s all there is to it, in a nutshell. I’m off to continue reading Anna Karenina now :D