The first book that I read of Neil Gaiman’s was Ocean at the End of the Lane. It is an original fascinating book filled with adventure and original storytelling. Norse Mythology is also full of excellent storytelling, however, these stories have already been told for centuries.
What Gaiman does here is wonderfully modernize the stories. I’ve always been interested in the Vikings. But this takes things so much further. Thor is very popular now because of all the Marvel movies, but this is a different Thor from the ones in the movies. He is more of a Hulk. Smash, smash and not a lot going on in the top floor.
Loki also takes center stage in a lot of these stories. As does Ragnarok. If you want to take your Norse knowledge to the next step this is a great book. You won’t get lost in dry stories and were written for a different era. This is totally up to date in language and a wonderfully written story that will keep you reading. This book earned 4/5 stars on goodreads from me. I’m sure you will enjoy it as well.