Monday, 17 July 2017

"Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology

Publisher:New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Characteristics:293 pages

A very good retelling of Norse Mythology. The author covers the stories in sequence, which is something that is not frequently done. Most authors emphasize certain stories, and exclude other entirely but this volume was fairly complete. 
The majority of what we know about Norse Mythology / religion has been related to us in "The Prose Edda" by Snori Sturluson, these stories aren't the easiest to read as they are translations from Icelandic, but are quite enjoyable. Mr. Gaiman has adapted them and brings them to life with his typical writing style.
I would like to see companion volumes on Greek & Roman Mythology from Mr. Gaiman as well as I believe this would be invaluable.

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