First Impressions: Reviews of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology


First Impressions Norse Mythology

Do you already have a copy of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology? It is now available in NBS!

In this enthralling read, Gaiman applies his signature wit and mastery to create a novelistic arc out of the primeval myths and stories. It begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

Here’s what reviewers think of Norse Mythology.


This is one of the best straight mythology books I’ve read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I’m a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. - Brad, 5 out of 5 stars

I loved this book, it was fun, fast read and very informative. You get to learn all about Norse mythology, you will find Loki who is both a hero and a villain at the same time, Thor who is both brave, smart, dumb and weak in different stories, Odin who will lie and cheat to get what he wants. - Carlos, 4 out of 5 stars

Pick this up if you’ve ever had any kind of interest in ancient beliefs. Just know that this is no novel; this is a faithful retelling of ancient tales, but with style. You’ll learn something if you decide to read this, and you’ll have fun doing it! - Celeste, 5 out of 5 stars

The Guardian

As Gaiman says, “I’ve tried my best to retell these myths and stories as accurately as I can, and as interestingly as I can.”… The halls of Valhalla have been crying out for Neil Gaiman to tell their stories to a new audience. Hopefully this collection will be just the beginning.

The Verge

For those newer entrants into the mythic world, Norse Mythology is a wonderful introduction. It connects all of the major players and worlds of the Norse, and spins them out in a format that’s far less daunting than my century-old book of epic poetry.


Gaiman’s voice is not so much heightened and lyrical as it is grounded and calm, with a wry, ironic sense of humor that spills over into the characters’ dialogue… Throughout the book, Gaiman keeps his characters walking a fine line: They are powerful and immortal and divine and tragic, but they are also childish and peevish and petty… Gaiman plays between the two extremes that keeps this retelling fresh, vital, and compelling.


Want your own copy of this awesome book? Norse Mythology is available for P825 in NBS online. You may also order it here.

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