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text 2018-09-06 22:05
Reading progress update: I've read 5 out of 192 pages.
The Story of Kullervo - J.R.R. Tolkien,Verlyn Flieger

Did you know there's an entire academic journal dedicated to Tolkien Studies?!

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review 2018-09-04 16:47
Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
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 Loki is both the author of and the solution for some troublesome eventuality. It was good to finally read some of these Norse myths and it makes me keener to read the source material, the prose and poetic Eddas.

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text 2018-09-02 11:52
Reading progress update: I've read 193 out of 256 pages.
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Thor lifting a giant house cat is a delightful image.

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text 2018-09-01 00:41
Reading progress update: I've read 108 out of 256 pages.
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

I wonder if the original sources are so openly comedic?

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text 2018-08-31 18:02
Reading progress update: I've read 94 out of 256 pages.
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Everybody wants to marry Freya.

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