Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology is a retelling of a few stories from Norse mythology (which we don't know very much about). I'm a fan of Neil Gaiman's work generally but I found this to be quite boring.
Unlike Greek mythology, we don’t have many written records about Norse mythology. So, we don't know much about it.
In Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman riffs on what we know about the Norse myths and creates his own retellings of the stories and some completely new ones.
It’s OK. I like a lot of Neil Gaiman’s work (especially American Gods), his passion for mythology of all sorts is clear and it shines through most of his work.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I have as much of an appreciation for Norse mythology as he does and reading this book didn’t change that.
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published Feb. 7, 2017 by W. W. Norton & Company.