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Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
Norse Mythology
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Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura... show more
Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780393609097 (039360909X)
ASIN: 039360909X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Literary Fiction
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
3.0 Retelling the Old Stories
Years ago, back when Neil Gaiman was still writing Sandman, I can recall reading a magazine interview in which he was asked if there was in any superhero character at DC or Marvel he would like to write. He replied that he felt he had a great Thor story to tell but that Marvel would never give him t...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0
Lovely read. Nail Gaiman's the perfect author to breathe fresh life into the Norse tales of badly behaving, violent, tricky, lustful, flawed, and complicated gods.
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > Norse Mythology
These were so interesting. I've not read much about the Norse gods. Loki is definitely the star of the book IMO. He's forever up to something. The other gods are more serious. He livens everything up. This is told in a cool way so that even if it's a gruesome tale of gore the reader gets maximum enj...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it
4.5 The Gods are Such Wonderful Jerks
Wonderful retelling of Norse Gods. Each short story builds to the next one making it easy to follow and absorb the details. My only complaint is that is is so short I wanted 3-4 x's more. I'm greedy like that.
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it
3.0 Norse Mythology
I was very much looking forward to this book, but I found it rather meh. I'd expected a bit more personality in the retelling of these old myths, but it lacked a certain Gaiman-ness for me.
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