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review 2017-05-07 23:36
Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

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 enjoyment. Norse Mythology was definitely a treat.

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review 2016-07-05 12:33
Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs by Robert Carlson
Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology - Robert Carlson
This is a short, but full-bodied, guide into Norse Mythology. Detailing the different worlds, gods, and culture, there is something here for everyone. It is not a thesis, so don't expect tomes of information. Instead, it will whet your appetite and show you where to look for further information. Straightforward, clear and concise, recommended by me for anyone interested in knowing more.
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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2016/07/review-by-merissa-norse-mythology.html
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review 2015-11-26 00:00
Basher History: Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses
Basher History: Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses - Simon Basher,Mary Budzik This is an awesome little reference book. It's a really small book, and gives you clear pronunciation and references to other literature.
The illustrations are really campy, but this was worth the by.
As an aspiring author, this has been super helpful.
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text 2015-02-01 23:10
2015 Reading Plan- January Update
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - Edith Hamilton
Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman - Philip White
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope - Ian Doescher

1) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare


2) Mythology by Edith Hamilton

3) Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett


4) Whistle Stop by Philip White

5) Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (re-read)

6) William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher


7) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *started*


8) Eric by Terry Pratchett


9) The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (re-read)


10) William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher


11) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


12) Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett


13) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (re-read)


14) William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher


15) The Once and Future King by T.H. White


16) Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett


17) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (re-read)


18) Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow


19) Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson


20) Witches Aboard by Terry Pratchett


21) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (re-read)


22) Facing Justice by Diane & David Munson


23) The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson


24) Small Gods by Terry Pratchett


25) A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (re-read)


26) Confirming Justice by Diane & David Munson


27) The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson


28) Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett


29) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (re-read)


30) The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815 by Derek McKay


31) The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson


32) Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett


33) A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (re-read)


34) The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume One by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


35) The Art of War/The Prince/Instructions to His Generals by Sun Tzu/Niccolò Machiavelli/Frederick the Great (three-in-one book)


36) Soul Music by Terry Pratchett


37) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (re-read)


38) The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume Two by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


39) A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich


40) Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett


41) Legends edited by Robert Silverberg (includes re-read of The Hedge Knight by George R.R. Martin


Bonus- The Poetry of Robert Frost (reading a few pages a night)

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review 2015-01-14 17:17
Concise and Readable Greco-Roman Mythology
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes - Edith Hamilton

The stories of Greco-Roman gods and heroes permeate our culture in some form or another, in Edith Hamilton's anthological collection 'Mythology' all the original tales are presented in a concise and readable fashion for those discovering them for the first time.


Taking her material from poems and plays from Greek and Roman writers, Hamilton structures the books chronologically through the various ages detailed in Greco-Roman mythology and keeping everything linked together through family relationships. At the beginning of every chapter Hamilton describes her process of choosing the source, or sources, of the tale giving the both the introductory reader and the knowledgeable one the basis for the next tale they are reading. The mythology of the Greco-Roman world and it's place in both Greek and Roman culture are described in general detail that gives the reader a sense of how each perceived the world around them.


The minor inclusion of the Norse mythology at the end of the book was the biggest failing of the book, Hamilton gave cultural reasons for including but it felt both incomplete and an afterthought. Only Balder's story was discussed and nothing of the adventures of Thor or others.


Edith Hamilton's lifetime of research and teaching of Greek and Roman poetry and plays results in a very readable book of Greco-Roman mythology. The book is definitely for casual readers along with those starting their journey into the overall world of Greco-Roman mythology and is not a substitute for reading The Iliad, The Odyssey, or The Aeneid. If you fall into either of these two categories I wholeheartedly recommend this book, but I would look somewhere else if you're interested in Norse mythology.

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