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Archive: Other Books > [poll ballot] Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman | 4 stars

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Idit | 1028 comments reading for Minnesota Vikings (my heart's home-state)

I love mythology and so Norse Mythology had a good chance.
Add to that an author that can tell a good tale
Add also American Gods that I've read not that long ago and who'd borrowed quite a few of the characters
And we end up with a really enjoyable read.

It was a bit slow at the beginning, but creation myths are a bit like that - the main heros are not around yet, and it's more about setting the stage (although it can be beautiful)
But once Thor and Loki started bickering it was a lot of fun.
Inventive, charming and with echos in so many other works (Wagner's Valkyrie, Lord of the ring mythology, Good Omen's end of the world - or any good end of the world)

I'm really glad I read it and even had to wipe a tear when I read about the ragnarok (the future end of the world and the beginning of a new one)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 722 comments I've got this one on my TBR too - picked it up at Vinnies last month. Sounds really good :)

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