Book Review – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I began reading Norse Mythology almost a month back. It is definitely not a long read. Nor is it boring. On the contrary Norse Mythology is an engrossing and easy read. But since I had an eBook of it, I was at the mercy of a battery and processor, thus the delay.

The delay between chapters meant I could actually enjoy every bit of Norse Mythology I read. The tales were spun well, and I spent a while dreaming about it. Neil Gaiman has created a sort of magical experience with this book. Normally, mythology is not a genre that everyone reads. Perhaps it is because it is a dry and very scholarly (re)telling of a tale. Very few authors have actually broken that mould and given us gripping tales of Mythological fiction. (Or is it fictional mythology?)

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Norse Mythology is perhaps one such book that everyone would enjoy, even if you do not read mythology. If you are someone who reads comics and know of Thor, or you watched movies, or mythology is something that you are interested in, you will definitely like Norse Mythology.

Neil Gaiman introduces the characters, some of whom we already have read about or seen, in the beginning. And once you begin reading, it is an absorbing book. (Provided, the device doesn’t die on you.) I really enjoyed reading about Loki, Thor and their world.

Norse Mythology is a good read and I would recommend it to everyone.

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