If you have never read the myths and legends of the Norse, this is an excellent way to get into it.
Mr. Gaiman is incredibly entertaining, and informative. Utilizing various Norse myths he tells a set of tales about Odin, Thor, Loki and the rest. He does it in a way that it is almost it’s own story.
The myths don’t distract from each other, his tone is great all the way through and I thoroughly loved it. What I really liked though was learning things I hadn’t before. I had never read about the Apples of Idun, something akin to the Greek Apples of immortality.
I do wish there were more myths that didn’t involve Thor as front and center, but you can only have so many in a single book. What Mr. Gaiman did was fantastic.
I can’t recommend this book enough. Just read it!