As you may know, I set myself a 2017 goal to read 52 books in a year – averaging one per week. Full disclosure: I’m a little behind, however I’ve got about 4 books on the go at the moment, so I’m getting there! Here’s my five-minute review of my most recent find.
If I had to describe Norse Mythology in five words (or less), it would be:
Genuinely fucking brilliant.
Gaiman has brought to life some of the oldest myths known in Europe, and gives the such an interesting insight into one of the cultures that most heavily influenced English and Germanic thinking. Top highlights include Thor having to dress up as a bride, a bird delivering poetry to the world in the form of mead, and most importantly, Ragnarok, or the end of the gods. Gaiman brings these to life in such a captivating way – I listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author himself, and I highly recommend it for a dose of escapism in your life!
Would I recommend it to a friend? Absolutely! In fact, I already have!
Marks out of 10: 9
That’s all folks!
What should be the next book on my list?
Lots of love,