A wonderful and stylish retelling of Norse mythology in the way you would expect only Neil Gaiman can write, with abstract and dark storytelling.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki--son of a giant--blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
Neil Gaiman (one of my favorite authors) does a great job in Norse Mythology, writing about...you guessed it! Norse Mythology! Any Greek Mythology fan will love this book full of short stories. Any fan of Gaiman will read this in one sitting. It's classic Gaiman writing! ~ Derrick
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Neil Gaiman is the #1New York Timesbestselling author of more than twenty books and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.