First Impression Friday is hosted by J.W. Martin.
First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther.
Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
I am listening to the audiobook of Norse Mythology, which is narrated by Neil Gaiman himself, and I am really enjoying it so far. There is something about Gaiman’s voice that is so soothing and captivating. He is one of those people who could read the phone book and I would be entertained! It also doesn’t hurt that the novel itself is very interesting. I am only a few stories in to it, but each of them have gripped me in their own way.
I think what Gaiman is trying to do with this novel is quite interesting. He is taking Norse myths and making them feel more modern. I am not well-versed in Norse mythology, so I would be curious to know how close he sticks to the original tales. I think most of us know of Odin, Thor, and Loki from the Marvel universe, so I am loving learning more about them!
I am so glad that I am finally reading another Neil Gaiman novel. I love his writing and I am hoping that this book will compel me to pick up more of his work, specifically American Gods, which has been on my shelves for YEARS!
Have you read Norse Mythology? What is your favourite book by Neil Gaiman? I have only read The Ocean at the End of the Lane!