Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki?son of a giant?blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
I was excited to read this book by Neil Gaiman and I loved it. It has 15 stories along with the introduction and each and every story has it’s own charm and is unique in its own way. First of all, The cover is super attractive and the title is, as usual, the best. The writing style of the author is commendable. the way the author had presented each and every story is wonderful. Each and every chapter has been written precisely and is unique. each story is fast paced with humour, fun and lots of learnings. The flow of the story is smooth and crisp. The language used by the author is simple, crisp and interesting. one can easily connect with the story. The dialogues, between the characters, are written very well. The characters described by the author are amazing. How each and every character has it’s own importance, and are different in their own way. The narration of the story is smooth and easy going. The tempo of the story is wonderful, full of mystery, fun, humour and war. The book is engaging. One can easily connect with the story. There’s so much information, that one should know about Norse Mythology. I loved how the book started. with Introduction and then the very first story about creating nature.
Strong characters, wonderful plot, amazing story. The book is a treat to all those who love mythology. It’s an interesting read.
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