Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman gives us here a collection of tales and myths of the Norse gods. Besides a few names (Thor, Loki, Odin, Frey, etc.) I didn’t really know anything about Norse mythology, creation or otherwise. After reading this book, I think I have a basic understanding of Norse tales. Starting with creation and ending with Ragnarok, Gaiman tells the tales of the gods, the good, the bad, and the hilarious. While you may expect a book of mythology to be essentially a textbook, this read like a novel. Of course, since Neil Gaiman is the author, you can expect the writing to be pure gold.
Things I really enjoyed:
- Thor being portrayed as a meat-head.
- Hilarious tales of Loki’s shenanigans.
- The story of Ragnarok and how it ends.
This is a great book to read in the winter! Fairytales and myths are always best on cozy rooms with a cup of tea nearby.
Overall, I give this book ★★★★.
Norse Mythology will be released February 7, 2017.