#BookReview | Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Title: Norse Mythology
By: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Mythology / Retelling
Release Date: Feb 7th, 2017
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Summary from Goodreads: Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.
Review: I've been waiting for this one for a while now from the library. It was stupid of me not to request it on Netgalley when I had the chance, but here it is.
I've been drawn to Norse mythology in recent years since my husband is 1/4 Norwegian, and my boys 1/8. I'm also a huge fan of the Thor movies from Marvel, even though I know they are not the same thing, but still a good story.
This book was all about actual myths, told from the eye of the writer. Gaiman gave color to a seeming old world, where things have a tendency to get lost in translation. It was fun to see how Loki always caused trouble and Thor seemed like an oaf. Poor Freya always seemed to get married off to some ugly brute, and lots of people lost limbs, but that is the way of the vikings... If you like a compilation of short stories, then try out Norse Mythology. You won't be disappointed.