Title: Norse Mythology
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company 2017
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Random TBR Pick; MMD - Backlist of Favorite Author; Alphabet Soup - G
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
I finally picked this one up to read and loved all the re-imagined stories. Gaiman is a master at creating a beautiful turn of a phrase. I savor every sentence he writes. Beyond the writing, I really enjoyed his updating/condensing/retooling the Norse myths. I re-learned a ton of the stories. This was the perfect before bedtime book. I read a few stories every night. Just enough to get some quick interesting reading done, but not too much.
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