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Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

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Introducing an instant classic - master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that 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 reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

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4.0

Good overview of norse tales

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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  • Not What I Expected

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Comments about Norse Mythology:

A well written exploration of Norse gods and tales, easy to read and entertaining. Fascinating subject

 
5.0

Attention Viking Fans

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  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
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    Comments about Norse Mythology:

    It gave me a better understanding of the Vikings beliefs

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    5.0

    Excellent Book

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      This book was purchased as a gift for my son who is a big Neil Gaiman fan. He was not disappointed.

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      5.0

      Beautifully Written

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        Comments about Norse Mythology:

        Once it arrived this morning I just started reading. I love mythology and it's always a pleasure to see new books come out. Neil Gaiman is a talented writer and stays as true as he could to the original stories. The book is poetic and amazing, if you love mythology or just want to learn a bit about Loki, Thor and Odin, as well as other gods, I would greatly recommend this book.

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        Neil Gaiman

        Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman, born 10 November 1960, is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

        He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

        Visit Neil Gaiman's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9781408886809
        ISBN-10: 1408886804
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 256
        Published: 1st February 2017
        Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
        Weight (kg): 0.42
        Edition Number: 1