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Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
Norse Mythology
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The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original... show more
The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781408886809
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
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Literary Fiction
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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.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
5.0 Norse Mythology
Nothing really to say about this except it's fabulous. So fabulous that after the half-way mark of the audio, I went out and bought it in print, too. But if you have the option, I highly recommend listening to the audio. Neil Gaiman narrates it himself, and he's... I can't imagine anyone could do...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
5.0 Wonderful and Exceptional
Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology was exactly what I needed. The real world has been bumming me out lately, so this was the perfect escape that I needed. As I mentioned in my previous update, I knew very little about the myths of Odin, Thor, Loki, etc. The little bit that I did know comes from the com...
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