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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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Feb 23, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

As a child I fell in love with the Norse myths through Roger Lancelyn Garden's retellings. Many years Neil Gaiman, one of my favourite authors has released his own retellings. Obviously I was going to read it! I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting them after many years, and what better guide than Neil Gaiman. His love for these myths is clear and the gods come alive in his hands, especially Thor. Was fortunate enough to hear him at the book launch at the Festival Hall in London, and hearing him read Thor's Wedding was a delight and helped hear this book in his voice as I read it, capturing the humour as I went. I still have questions about the myths that remain unanswered, but Gaiman's task was not to add to the tales but simply retell them for a new generation following in the footsteps of the great Roger Lancelyn Green whose telling I and he grew up in.
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Reading Progress

February 16, 2017 – Shelved
February 16, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 17, 2017 – Started Reading
February 17, 2017 –
page 35
February 19, 2017 –
page 111
February 20, 2017 –
page 139
February 21, 2017 –
page 165
February 22, 2017 –
page 215
February 23, 2017 –
page 235
February 23, 2017 – Finished Reading

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