Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

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

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Title:Norse Mythology
Author:Neil Gaiman
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Genres:Fantasy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:299 pages pages

Norse Mythology Reviews

  • Dan Schwent
    Jun 29, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Feb 09, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

  • Carlos
    Feb 18, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

    So I had made this New Year resolution about not buying new books, because I went a little insane last year and I am running out of shelf space. Predictably, that all went to Hell the moment I saw "Norse Mythology" at the book store? I should make more realistic resolutions, because ...

    I loved this book, it was fun, fast read and very informative. You get to learn all about Norse mythology, you will find Loki who is both a hero and a villain at the same time, Thor who is both brave, smart, dumb and weak in different stories, Odin who will lie and cheat to get what he...

  • Jokoloyo
    Aug 23, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

  • Trish
    Feb 15, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

    So I had made this New Year resolution about not buying new books, because I went a little insane last year and I am running out of shelf space. Predictably, that all went to Hell the moment I saw "Norse Mythology" at the book store? I should make more realistic resolutions, because ...

    I loved this book, it was fun, fast read and very informative. You get to learn all about Norse mythology, you will find Loki who is both a hero and a villain at the same time, Thor who is both brave, smart, dumb and weak in different stories, Odin who will lie and cheat to get what he...

    This was pure delight! I am constantly in awe of Neil Gaiman. Is there anything he can't write?! ...

    ?The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days...? If there is one thing you cannot do when you pick up a Gaiman book, it is not reading the introduction. Sometimes I think I read Gaiman only because of his introductions. ...

    Yes, yes, yes, an infinite yeses! Neil Gaiman hammers this one down like a boss. I'm a slow reader but I was so enchanted by "Norse Mythology" that I read all 250+ pages of it in a day. It felt like I was sitting around the campfire listening to Neil Gaiman narrate these stories as ...

    I'm a huge fan of mythology. My specialty so far has been Ancient Egyptian mythology since I started reading about those gods when I was only 9 years old. However, my second favourite canon is that of the Norse gods. Sadly, because people like the Vikings didn't have written records, m...

  • Bradley
    Nov 28, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

  • Emily May
    Aug 24, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

  • Katerina
    Dec 30, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

  • Lyn
    Mar 04, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

  • Simona Bartolotta
    Dec 24, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

    So I had made this New Year resolution about not buying new books, because I went a little insane last year and I am running out of shelf space. Predictably, that all went to Hell the moment I saw "Norse Mythology" at the book store? I should make more realistic resolutions, because ...

    I loved this book, it was fun, fast read and very informative. You get to learn all about Norse mythology, you will find Loki who is both a hero and a villain at the same time, Thor who is both brave, smart, dumb and weak in different stories, Odin who will lie and cheat to get what he...

    This was pure delight! I am constantly in awe of Neil Gaiman. Is there anything he can't write?! ...

    ?The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days...? If there is one thing you cannot do when you pick up a Gaiman book, it is not reading the introduction. Sometimes I think I read Gaiman only because of his introductions. ...

  • PorshaJo
    Apr 16, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

  • Gabrielle
    Feb 23, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

    So I had made this New Year resolution about not buying new books, because I went a little insane last year and I am running out of shelf space. Predictably, that all went to Hell the moment I saw "Norse Mythology" at the book store? I should make more realistic resolutions, because ...

  • Magrat Ajostiernos
    Jun 12, 2018

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

  • Celeste
    Nov 13, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

  • Chihoe Ho
    Oct 15, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

    So I had made this New Year resolution about not buying new books, because I went a little insane last year and I am running out of shelf space. Predictably, that all went to Hell the moment I saw "Norse Mythology" at the book store? I should make more realistic resolutions, because ...

    I loved this book, it was fun, fast read and very informative. You get to learn all about Norse mythology, you will find Loki who is both a hero and a villain at the same time, Thor who is both brave, smart, dumb and weak in different stories, Odin who will lie and cheat to get what he...

    This was pure delight! I am constantly in awe of Neil Gaiman. Is there anything he can't write?! ...

    ?The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days...? If there is one thing you cannot do when you pick up a Gaiman book, it is not reading the introduction. Sometimes I think I read Gaiman only because of his introductions. ...

    Yes, yes, yes, an infinite yeses! Neil Gaiman hammers this one down like a boss. I'm a slow reader but I was so enchanted by "Norse Mythology" that I read all 250+ pages of it in a day. It felt like I was sitting around the campfire listening to Neil Gaiman narrate these stories as ...

  • Ana
    Jan 15, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

  • Paul O'Neill
    Mar 16, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 01, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

  • Anna
    Jan 12, 2018

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

  • Riley
    Jun 18, 2018

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

    ???????.. ?? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ??? ??????????; ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? ?????????? (???????, ?????? ???...

    This book is suitable for introduction of Norse Mythology. The book is pretty short and each story is pretty simple and not too tragic, compared to Norse Mythology that I've read on Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. There are two things which fascinates me when reading t...

    So I had made this New Year resolution about not buying new books, because I went a little insane last year and I am running out of shelf space. Predictably, that all went to Hell the moment I saw "Norse Mythology" at the book store? I should make more realistic resolutions, because ...

    I loved this book, it was fun, fast read and very informative. You get to learn all about Norse mythology, you will find Loki who is both a hero and a villain at the same time, Thor who is both brave, smart, dumb and weak in different stories, Odin who will lie and cheat to get what he...

    This was pure delight! I am constantly in awe of Neil Gaiman. Is there anything he can't write?! ...

  • Markus
    Dec 14, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Dec 14, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

  • Philip
    Mar 14, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

  • Bil
    Nov 13, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

  • Joanne Harris
    Dec 19, 2016

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...

    "Do you wonder where poetry come from? Where do we get the songs we sing and the tales we tell? Do you ever ask yourself how it is that some people can dream great, wise, beautiful dreams and pass those dreams on as poetry to the world, to be sung and retold as long as the moon will w...

    A clear and child-friendly retelling of the Norse myths (I'm going to review this for The Spectator in the New Year, so I shan't post too many details today): mostly keeping to Snorri's Edda, with some details from the Poetic Edda thrown in. A very classic retelling, with few innovatio...

  • Seemita
    Mar 15, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

  • Ahmed  Ejaz
    Apr 05, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Jul 25, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

  • Petrik
    Apr 17, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

  • Miranda Reads
    Dec 01, 2017

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be the perfect writer for a book of Norse mythology. He is. In fact, Gaiman seems born to w...

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don?t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic comics, intelligent children?s stories and detailed novels about the nature of godhoo...

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :) Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material...

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames. At least, that's what the Edda claims. I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of hig...

    3.5/5 Stars Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I?m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse M...

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology. Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get m...

    Hammer of the gods! A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page ?? and of course Lyn must read this.? And I was going to li...

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ? Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brot...

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the ?best and most diverse mythology in the world? (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!...

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own langu...

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like...

    2.5ish stars Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it. Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (...

    Igual es un poco loco darle 5 ESTRELLAZAS a este libro pero es que lo he disfrutado DEMASIADO. Este volumen es una manera genial de introducirse en los mitos nórdicos contados de manera super entretenida, ligera, divertida y al mismo tiempo informativa. Igual influye que amo la mito...

    I do not have a strong knowledge of any mythology as a general rule. It's something I've been wanting to remedy for a while, but it's a vast subject. I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and chara...

    [Originally appeared here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/li...] Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hov...

    More like two and a half to three stars. As much as I enjoy reading a collection of myths (even reading them as bedtime stories), this one disappointed me. I am certain that Neil Gaiman has solidified his name as an author of fiction novels but I have only read one book from his collec...

    Full review now posted! When I was a little girl, I was completely obsessed with mythology. Greek, Roman (or Greek with different names, because Rome was nothing if not unoriginal), Norse, Egyptian, Indian, Native American, Japanese, Russian, etc, were all equally interesting to me....

    I have a confession.....Neil Gaiman is my literary crush (well, one of two) and it in no way influences my feelings for this book. Well, maybe it does. I love everything that he writes and this one is no exception. When I saw he had a new book coming out on Norse Mythology I couldn't w...

    ?Because,? said Thor, ?when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki?s fault. It saves a lot of time.? This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their rea...