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Good book for pleasure reading, not a course in mythology
on September 15, 2014
To be honest, I picked this book (Kindle edition) because it was free. Reading some of the negative reviews and seeing some of the low ratings I believe is a bit unfair. While I can't say it is a must read great book, it tells the stories in an easy to read manner. There are several other works available of Norse mythology, most notably Prose Edda if you want a more academic reading.
What this version does very well is tell the stories. For those of us who are not already familiar with these stories I feel the author(s) do a credible job of retelling them. They kept my interest and brought the characters to life. While I've known the names for years I learned some of their personalities. If you are a fan of the recent marvel movies, Thor and Avengers, you can pick up a little better some of the small things that at least to me didn't make a lot of sense. Even with that aside they are just great stories.
Don't let the negativity turn you off, this is a good book. If you want a more academic and thorough treatment maybe this isn't for you. But if you just want something to read for pleasure this book certainly fits the bill. One of the better free offerings for the Kindle.