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Norse Mythology de Neil Gaiman
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Norse Mythology (edição: 2017)

de Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which 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. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--… (mais)
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Título:Norse Mythology
Autores:Neil Gaiman
Informação:W. W. Norton & Company, Kindle Edition, 304 pages
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I've read a few different versions of the Norse myths and legends (both fictionalized and the original Eddas)m but Gaiman's retelling is by far the most approachable. Obviously there are many stories that he didn't include due to the fragmentary nature of the written records and constraints on the final size of the volume, but I'll forgive this editing choice he this gives the collection a much stronger narrative. It is too bad that he didn't go completely comprehensive and annotative, but I guess that's up to the scholars (and I sincerely hope that I can find a book that lives up to that expectation). What Gaiman presents in this collection may lack completeness, but the micro-collection makes clear his passion for the myths themselves and gives readers of his novels an entry-point into the most prevalent group of myths that influence his own writing. I hope eventually that he write another grouping of stories, since there are so many Norse gods with interesting stories to be told (and retold). ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Wonderful. ( )
  fidgetyfern | Feb 23, 2021 |
These were so interesting. I've not read much about the Norse gods. Loki is definitely the star of the book IMO. He's forever up to something. The other gods are more serious. He livens everything up. This is told in a cool way so that even if it's a gruesome tale of gore the reader gets maximum enjoyment. Norse Mythology was definitely a treat. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a rendition of the great northern tales.

To take on a mythos of such acclaim takes nerve. Gaiman proves he has plenty of that in tackling the myths of Norse Mythology. Liberties are taken, albeit they are extremely few and far between, and done only as artistic liberty, a right in which Gaiman has earned.

We begin with the genesis, the start of the worlds and see the gods come into the picture and their stories begin. You learn of Odin, of Thor, of Loki, and many more. The stories take on a novel approach, though loosely. It’s more of an abridged tale with the highlights kept in.

In these tales you’ll come to learn how Odin lost his eye, how Thor came by his hammer, and how the gods stay so young. You’ll learn where carefully scrapped leather goes, and the origins of earthquakes and much much more. Don’t expect the Marvel Thor, or Loki or Odin because you won’t get them. Don’t expect a tone befitting any of the movies either. To do so would be doing yourself a disservice. These stories are told from the perspective of a lifelong fan of Norse Mythology. Someone whose loved and read many books on the subject, and lived in the worlds inside his mind since a young age. Because of that you get something wholly unGaiman-like while entirely of Gaiman. It was a unique experience.

Unique but not perfect. There were minor inconsistencies but Gaiman points out in the beginning that there would be, so I can’t really knock him for that. But there was a story that I failed to see the point of. There is a story in this collection where Thor and his party want a feast. But the man they wish to feed them says he can’t provide enough ale for them all so they must get a special item that will produce as much ale as they could ever want. If Thor gets this, then a feast they will have. So Thor (in disguise) and a friend go off to get this special item. The story is well-written and fun but I didn’t see the point. Other stories were fun mythological origin stories, but this one wasn’t. Or perhaps I missed something.

All in all it’s a fun collection of myths as told by a masterful storyteller. It’s a really short book to read, or in my case, to listen to. The audiobook is only a little over five hours. Give it a shot, you’ll enjoy yourself. ( )
  JBTaylor42 | Feb 7, 2021 |
Hilarious, entertaining, twisted, tragic, gut-wrenching.... this collection has it all. A true treat to read. ( )
  Andorion | Feb 6, 2021 |
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Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which 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. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--

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