Norse Mythology

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 7, 2017 - Fiction - 256 pages
THE NO 1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Bestselling and much loved author Neil Gaiman, whose novel American Gods has been adapted into a major television series, brings vividly to life the stories of Norse mythology that have inspired his own extraordinary writing in this number one Sunday Times bestseller


The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

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User Review  - Jean_Sexton - LibraryThing

I have always enjoyed mythology of all cultures, but I think my favorite is Norse. Somehow I missed this book when it was first released. And then I found it, but was exceptionally busy. Then I ... Read full review

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User Review  - james.d.gifford - LibraryThing

I had the audiobook version of this, and it moved along quickly (I went through it more quickly than I had anticipated). Gaiman, as usual, narrates himself, and the humour works very well in this ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for children and adults and is the first author to have won the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work – The Graveyard Book. The Sleeper and the Spindle, illustrated by Chris Riddell, won the 2016 Kate Greenaway Medal. His novel, American Gods, has been adapted into a major television series.

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