Book 28 is Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Now this review is going to be kind of short because of the book itself. I am not saying that it is a small book, only one full of short stories. This book is literally the different stories of Norse Mythology. It is about Loki, Odin, and Thor. These gods are not like the superheroes we know in our pop culture but of the traditional sense. Gaiman does a really good job of bringing these old stories back to life.
Now the one thing that I found really interesting is that all these stories connected in the end. It seems like they are not really connected and random but in the last story, Ragnarok, all the stories play a small part in the final battle of the gods of old.
I think my favorite story is the story of Loki’s children. Why? I like this tale above the others because I see how the gods inevitably screw themselves because of their fear of something possibly being stronger than them. They had a moment when they could have been justice and kept their word, but they didn’t and, in turn, caused one of their greatest enemies to be born.
All in all, the reason this book took me so long to get through was the fact that it different stories all in one book. I would read a story and then put it down. Then I would read another story and find something else interesting because the story I got into was over. It is hard to keep getting into story after story and not lose interest after awhile.
This isn’t a bad book, especially if you are interested in Norse Mythology. It just wasn’t a book I am used to reading. All in all, Gaiman did a great job of bringing these traditional stories back to life. I hope more people will read these stories and Norse Mythology would be just as interesting as Greek Mythology
Let's enjoy the many worlds there are to enjoy, in just our own heads.