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Review of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 

I just finished the book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. If you like the idea of sitting around a campfire and listening to stories, then you will love this book. I listened to the book on Audible with the author reading it. Neil Gaiman is an excellent reader who pulls you into the story as he reads it. Before starting this book my knowledge of Norse Mythology was limited to say the least. I knew that Thor was the God of Thunder , Odin was the All Father and what I knew about Loki came from watching various Marvel movies. One of the things I liked about the book is that each chapter is a story on its own, you could skip a chapter (why you would want to is beyond me) and still follow the next story. It is of course better to read all the stories because they bring you into the world of the Norse God’s.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Neil Gaiman’s writing, loves stories of myths and legends and I would also recommend to those who love the Lord of the Rings- sagas by J. R. Tolkien. You may notice the influence that the stories of Norse Mythology had on Tolkien’s writing.

Review of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 

I just finished the book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. If you like the idea of sitting around a campfire and listening to stories, then you will love this book. I listened to the book on Audible with the author reading it. Neil Gaiman is an excellent reader who pulls you into the story as he reads it. Before starting this book my knowledge of Norse Mythology was limited to say the least. I knew that Thor was the God of Thunder , Odin was the All Father and what I knew about Loki came from watching various Marvel movies. One of the things I liked about the book is that each chapter is a story on its own, you could skip a chapter (why you would want to is beyond me) and still follow the next story. It is of course better to read all the stories because they bring you into the world of the Norse God’s. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Neil Gaiman’s writing, loves stories of myths and legends and I would also recommend to those who love the Lord of the Rings saga, by J.R. Tolkien. You will notice the influence the Norse Mythology had on him.

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