Neil Gaiman has lengthy been inspired by ancient mythology in allowing the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention to the origin, presenting a bravura rendition from the great northern tales.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays in keeping with the myths in envisioning the main Norse pantheon: Odin, the greatest from the high, wise, daring, and cunning Thor, Odin’s boy, incredibly strong though not the wisest of gods and Loki–boy of the giant–bloodstream brother to Odin along with a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval tales right into a novelistic arc that starts with the genesis from the legendary nine worlds and delves in to the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise themself like a lady–difficult together with his beard and big appetite–to steal it back. More poignant may be the tale where the bloodstream of Kvasir–probably the most sagacious of gods–is switched right into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The job culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight from the gods and rebirth of the new some time and people.
Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods using their very competitive natures, their inclination towards being duped and also to duping others, as well as their inclination to allow passion ignite their actions, making these lengthy-ago myths breathe pungent existence again.
From your buyer, Margaret Terwey: "Neil Gaiman has lengthy been inspired by ancient mythology in allowing the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention to the origin, presenting a bravura rendition from the great northern tales. Gaiman stays in keeping with the myths while clearly reincarnating Odin, Thor, and Loki."
Death By Thor! Review of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology. Audio Book review!
JaxxonTakeshi18: There is a Thor ragnarok movie coming out so maybe we will get a movie based on all of that
Classically Trained Nerds: +JaxxonTakeshi18 that movie is going to be awesome!( its actually a combo of two comics. The planet hulk series and the death of thor run….!@#$ epic!!!!)
That Bookie: I really want to read this book!!!!!
Classically Trained Nerds: That Bookie its an awesome book! you will not be disappointed. well maybe in how childish the gods act. But fun to read!
EbonyBlade: I've always heard him referred to as "Gay-man," rather than "Guy-man."
EbonyBlade: Classically Trained Nerds I'm looking for exactly where he pronounced his name that way, since I've only heard him pronounce his name Gay-man in audio, and also in person, the past few years. Oh well.
Clayton Dane: It's really that big of a deal?! Get a life… Pronounce his name however you want; whatever helps you sleep at night.