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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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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
3.5 Norse Mythology
Prior to reading this, my experience with Gaiman’s work was limited to Good Omens, Stardust, and The Graveyard Book, so I had no idea what to expect when it came to his take on Norse mythology. It turns out his take is pretty straightforward myth retelling with some of his humor thrown in here and t...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
I have no comparison to make with any other re-telling or the source material, so, taking this at face-value: This is an entertaining set of tales about the creation of the world and its eventual destruction and some things that happen in between. The best of the tales are the comedic ones where L...
XOX
XOX rated it
4.5 Thor and Loki origin stories
Greek mythology is a rewritten of old stories about Odin, Thor and Loki. It is entertainment enough as some of the stories seems new. It is old and from myths of the old days. Neil Gaiman is a good storyteller. The only complaint is the stories are a bit disjoined. Still very readable. Thor di...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 Norse Mythology
This was a good overview of the Norse myths, written in a simple manner, but I found the style got a bit tedious after a while. Or maybe I'm just not that into myths.
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 Loki had how many wives?!
I've never yet been let down by Neil Gaiman and Norse Mythology certainly didn't break that winning streak. In this nonfiction book Gaiman covers a wide range of Norse myths and in the process destroys what Marvel had implanted in the minds (my mind at least) of what Asgard looked like and who inhab...
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