Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May #Bookreview #NorseMythology by #NeilGaiman


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Since grade school, I enjoyed reading stories about mythologies including Norse myths about Odin, Thor, and Loki but depending on the author, written or oral, each tale has a slight twist to it! I decided to read "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman at my local college library for a fun read especially with all this rainy weather! At first, I did not recognize this author until I read further about his other noteworthy reads including "Coraline" and "Stardust" which are both made to the big screens and now on Netflix! 

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I enjoyed reading Gaiman's version of the retelling of founding of the World Tree, Asgard, Odin All-Father, the heroic but not to bright Thor, and the cunning, Loki, who have a complicated relationship with the rest of the gods and goddesses of Asgard and the Nine Realms! These stories reflected human trials and conflicts, relationships and emotions between the gods and their enemies and how it effected the humans of Midgard (Earth). Some stories are funny while others are very gory, other stories showed how humans explained how the Earth and everything in it was created before the coming of Christianity in Nordic countries!

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Some of the stories I am familiar with as child while a few are new to me, mostly the adult version of it!


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I personally read the introduction which helped me understand how the author based the information on this ancient mythology and how he re-tells it in this book!

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If you are interested in more books by this author, just check out the listing in the above photo! I think I want to read the book "Stardust" since I watched this movie so many times as one of my fave romantic/adventures!


Until next time...

Ursula

aka Blueridge

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