Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

I have always adored Norse Mythology. I love the way that the Gods are, despite being all-powerful, as flawed as humans. Thor is reckless. Odin is self-centred. Loki – well, Loki is the most amazing character I have ever come across. Greedy, cunning and always scheming.

I’ve read many depictions of Norse mythology, from many well respected authors. None of them were quite like this re-telling by Neil Gaiman.

Prior to this book, I had, to my shame, only ever read Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I had enjoyed the creepiness of that story, and could see how his style would be well suited to Norse mythology.

Gaiman is true to the original myths, but uses his unique talent to bring the Gods to life as I have never experienced them before. I flew through the book, greedily absorbing the tales of Loki’s terrifying children, Odin’s missing eye, Thor’s unusual wedding day. This may be the only re-telling I ever read again.

A must read for any fan of Norse mythology.

8.5/10

Norse Mythology

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. You should definitely pick up more of his works when you have the time! You’ll be far from disappointed!

    1. Definitely! I’m reading American Gods right now and loving every word!

      1. I’m glad to hear that! I’m also trying to re-read it right now, since the tv show will be airing at the end of the month and i’m super hyped! *-*

  2. Din’t actually read what you wrote because i’m scared of being spoiled since this is on my to-read lust – but glad you gave it an 8.5!!!

    1. I am sure you will enjoy it!

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