Norse Mythology is the 2017 fantasy fiction by Neil Gaiman. A book of enchanting and whimsical folklore with fabled tales of quick-witted giants, crafty dwarves, life-granting apples and beguiling gods, Norse Mythology is a humorous retelling of age-old Scandinavian myths.
What I loved most of all about this read was all the witticisms and the outlandish imagery of the story-telling such as the emotive renderings of Loki’s children, or the lovable giant Thor and his comrades encounter on their travels in Jotunheim.
The story is sequential in nature with each tale progressively building up anticipation for Ragnorok or ‘Doomsday’ at the end. The final chapter offers a powerful ending about cycles and continuity and it is written, unlike the rest of the narrative, in future tense which felt very prophetic and synonymous of the concept of Doomsday as a whole, something distant and apocalyptic.
Norse mythology is outlandish and witty which I found to be very immersing. It’s fabled nature might not work for everyone but it definitely works for me! I rate Norse Mythology..
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