Feb. 13th, 2017

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Norse MythologyNorse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What an absolute treat.

There really isn't that much more to say about this book. The title pretty much tells you what the book is about.

Gaiman retells many of the old Norse myths, using both the translations from his childhood as well as doing the research into older texts, some from over 900 years ago.

I absolutely enjoyed the tellings, especially as Gaiman was the reader for the audiobook. I find that I really enjoy the audiobooks of his tales when he reads them. He is what I consider a true storyteller - someone who can entertain by saying out loud the stories he writes. There are some authors who make great writers but not so good tellers. Gaiman is not one of those.

If you are remotely interested in the old Norse myths, I cannot praise this book enough and recommend you get it NOW. And get the audio with the author reading it.



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