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Instead, I felt as if I was reading something beautifully written, but very clinical (?
I'd recommend this book not only to just every fan of good literary fiction, but also to every thinking person out there.
It is ceaselessly evocative, atmospheric, imaginative, beautiful, unsettling, dark, and wonderful.
More a novella than a book (easily read in one or two sittings) A.S. Byatt's "Ragnarok" explores the Norse myths as read and imagined by "a thin girl" living through the Second... Read morePublished 6 days ago by R. M. Fisher
This is an interesting and very well-written book about Norse mythology. I think it suffers, however, from an identity crisis. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeffrey R. Myers
'Ragnarok' is unlike anything you have ever read. Reading it is like slipping into a phantasmagoric dream. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Emma
A. S. Byatt is one of the most original and genius authors of The U.K. Her work, such as with this novella, demonstrates a compleat mastery of her subject, material, as well as the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by G. Poole
My daughter is the one who has done the most reading on Norse mythology so she took exception to how the gods were presented especially since the author fully admitted she didn't... Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Basley
I don't recall why I put this on my wish list but, that was several months before I finally bought it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by George M. Bigham
I have enjoyed other of Ms. Byatt's works, especially "Angels and Insects". But, honestly, I only made it halfway through this one. Read morePublished 9 months ago by magi discoe
I love AS Byatt for her winding of literature with another story line. This has little to do with anything but Norse mythology and I was very disappointed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Susan K. Brown
The Norse Myths truly come to life in the second half but it takes some painfully slow build-up to get there. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Imran Lorgat