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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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Norse Mythology (edition 2018)

by Neil Gaiman (Author)

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Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--… (more)
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Title:Norse Mythology
Authors:Neil Gaiman (Author)
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2018), Edition: Reprint
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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Good selection of myths from Norse Mythology from acclaimed writer. ( )
  ecason | Dec 1, 2022 |
It's taken me a while and a bit to get around to this one, but I'm done with it now. Some stories were more familiar to me than others, but over all I enjoyed Gaiman's way of telling the stories of the old golds. Easy to read and interesting; the gods were well written with each having their distinct personalities. ( )
  tuusannuuska | Dec 1, 2022 |
A fun read. I bet the Norse say they invented hyperbole, right?

I would say read "Norse Mythology" before reading "American Gods", even though American Gods is sixteen years older. ( )
  bobunwired | Nov 19, 2022 |
Unabridged audio, read by the author.

Gaiman has a voice made for telling tales. It was a joy to hear stories of the Norse gods so skillfully told.

Sadly, there were fewer stories than I would have preferred. Gaiman did an excellent job selecting the tales to illustrate the origins and faith of the northern tribes. The flow throughout the book had a delightful continuity. The stories were not overly sanitized for modern consumption, a device that increased the authenticity of the telling.

I will be looking for other collection of these myths to round out the areas where editorial constraints limited this offering. ( )
  AMKitty | Nov 10, 2022 |
Series of short stories that retell tales of classic Norse mythology, focusing primarily on Odin, Thor, and Loki. Gaiman starts with the creation story, which provides the necessary background. I liked some stories more than others. They all seem to blend together after a while. I picked up the audiobook, which is nicely read by the author and feels like listening to a sequence of fairy tales. ( )
  Castlelass | Oct 30, 2022 |
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Gaiman, Neilprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckley, PaulCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garceau, PeteCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ngai, VictoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruokosenmäki, JoukoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weber, SamCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It's as hard to have a favorite sequence of myths as it is to have a favorite style of cooking (some nights you might want Thai food, some nights sushi, other nights you crave the plain home cooking you grew up on).
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Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--

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