Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Reasons to read Percy Jackson's Greek Gods to your kids (or let them read on their own without any parental censoring):
1. R-rated action
There's rape—in so many forms! Zeus ravaging Demeter as a cobra, Poseidon ravaging Demeter as a horse, Hades kidnapping Demeter...'s daughter, Persephone to be his wife and play footies with under the covers. Actually, throw zoophilia in there too.
And incest! Zeus married his sister, Hera; Hades married his niece; Poseiden bumped uglies with his sister. ...more
Note: don't read until you've read PJO and HOO - there are references to those that could be considered spoilers.
Do I really need to elaborate how this book will deserve more than 5 stars? Because being a Percy Jackson and basically a Rick Riordan fan, we 'know' how awesome this book is gonna be. But if you really wanna know why, here are some reasons-
1. Book Cover- FANTABULOUS COVER! Seriously, The cover says all! How can you not just get the urge to peek inside a little after seeing the cover of this book?
2. Percy's POV - Percy Jackson, who being ...more
Me (after reading Percy Jackson's book):
I wrote it many times, but one more time: You don't find better book about Greek Mythology than those from Rick Riordan. He should definitely write all text books, because he would turn studying in something you will enjoy. In this book you get to know main Greek Gods in a hilarious way, which can provide only Rick's writing style.
She (Tethys) ended up marrying Oceanus, which was kind of a no- ...more
The insert of artwork by John Rocco were gorgeous. I may buy the larger, full-colour version of this, as I feel more of his art would elevate the book for me.
I am an ardent PERCY JACKSON fan. And I don't care if Rick Riordan is milking a cash cow here by spinning out...er....spinoffs.
I will read them all.
Percy Jackson telling the tale of the Greek Gods, or to be more precise, his sincerely powerful and definitely dysfunctional family is pure gold. In vintage Seaweed-Brain style, the treatement of the Gods is irreverent, bordering on cheeky and utterly lacking in blind adulation. Percy tells it like it is.
From Gaia who probably inve ...more
All the stories in this book were so well put together, which in itself was great, but they were so funny! It's rare I didn't grin really big at least a few times a chap ...more
First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank you :)
I wrote this review ages ago, but I’m posting it just now because I wrote it in a piece of paper and I, uhm, am a lazy person so I left the review in paper instead of writing it on computer. The reason why I didn’t write it in computer at first is because it got broken (it still is and...more
Rick Riordan took on a mammoth task in compiling this book, with so many myths and legends surrounding Greek mythology. This is a great introduction to the twelve main Gods of Olympus for middle school children, with enough of the gore and violence left in to keep it interesting. By managing to stick solely to the main Gods, Riordan manages to keep the stories within the book on track, with ...more
Seriously, could you imagine 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 inc...more
"Curses!" said Zeus. "Er, I mean, of course, dear.”
This was so good! I was always fascinated by Greek myths, but from Percy's POV the story gets even better. There was so much that I learned. And of course the humor and all modern day references were on point.
Mentioning little details from the PJO and HOO just warmed my heart and made me realize how much I missed this world and the characters. However,some of them might be considered spoiler ...more
This is a great way to encourage a lot of people, especially children, to be aware of Greece's history and beliefs. This book hits two birds with one stone by being both educational and entertaining. A very impressive publication, Uncle Rick!
Also... Yay! Percy! A relief afte ...more
You might not know me. I am but a human friend of Percy. My name is Jersey Faction. I live in Boston. Happy with my mom and dad (they are both human btw! No gods were involved in the conspiracy of bringing me to Earth. Lucky me!) . I don't go to school (I just read at home. No curriculum studies or such bullshit, only fiction. Hey! don't complain. I am a fiction myself, so I am allowed to be a ...more
I cracked up quite a few times at Percy's comments and the way he told the stories. (The Ares and Aphrodite getting caught by Hephaestus's net and the Typhon/Typhoeus stories were my favorites. One part of the latter story however made me glad I wasn't eating).
Hearing some of these punishments had me wanting to smack or shake the gods... some of them got offend ...more
I've read a bunch a stuff about greek mythology; encyclopedias, booklets, short stories, internet pages... But man, I've never read something like that. So much sass... But hey, it's been written by Rick Riordan so... what was I supposed to expect? I've laughed so much while reading, I just coudn't read for a while... Now, I need a hardcopy. The sooner the better. And the pretty US edition with the illustrations, not the drawingless UK one. ...more