Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology coverNorse Mythology
Neil Gaiman
W. W. Norton & Company (February 7, 2017), 304 pages
Kindle edition $9.99, Amazon paperback $12.59

I only recently became familiar with Neil Gaiman, but he has been around for quite some time and is a prolific author. He has written science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, as well as the text for comic books and graphic novels.

This book is right in his wheelhouse. He does a marvelous job of retelling the Norse myths. He stays very close to the original stories as best as I can tell, but he also throws in some contemporary wit and idioms which is a bit jarring, but really quite fun. Gaiman has a marvelous, flowing writing style which makes the myths in this edition a delight to read.

If you enjoy mythology you will appreciate this book.

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