Remember my New Year’s resolution to stay current on my reviews? Yeah. This is review number 43 and I’ve finished 53 books so far in 2017. Naughty Badkittyuno….
So a lot of other people have reviewed this anthology, and I am firmly in the camp of those who loved loved loved it. Neil Gaiman can’t really do any wrong in my book anyway, but I thought this collection was particularly enjoyable. I’m not overly familiar with Norse mythology, beyond what I’ve learned through American Gods, but I’ve always enjoyed mythology as a whole.
“Because,” said Thor, “when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.”
I love his retellings of these stories, with the little modern twists and sarcastic asides. I was disappointed only that it wasn’t longer — I could have easily read another ten stories. Am I the only one hoping that the author applies the same treatment to just about any other mythology?