Neil Gaiman Tackles the Norse Gods
I vividly recall being captivated by the stories of Greek gods and heroes in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. This was where I learned about Zeus and Hermes, Hera and Aphrodite. Before there was Rick Riordan, there was Mythology, and I was hooked, held rapt by these ancient tales of mischief, magic, and mayhem.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
So a shiver traveled up my spine when I read that Neil Gaiman was writing a book on Norse Mythology (aptly titled Norse Mythology). Yes, of course! Who else but Neil Gaiman could respin the stories of the gods of Asgard? The author of The Sandman comic book series, Neverwhere, Stardust, and American Gods (which features Odin himself as a primary character) has long steeped himself and his readers in myth and fable to great effect. If anyone can update the tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki for a new audience, Neil can.
Norse Mythology, which just hit my doorstep with a hammer-like thud, hits bookstores in early February.