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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2017 Challenge - Book #63 - Norse Mythology

Okay -time for me to go rogue.  I am going off script for the rest of the year because 1) I do not have easy access to many of the books I had on my list now that I am in Switzerland and don't really want to buy them and 2) because I want to.

The books that are left on my challenge are not possible at this point in the year.  And frankly - I don't know how much I REALLY wanted to read them - they were just fitting snuggly into some of the categories I chose.  But this move has taught me one thing - I cannot get many English speaking books in a German speaking country, so I am going to have to improvise.

And here we are.

Todays' review is for:  Norse Mythology

No category.  Unless you call it :my son had this book on his shelf and it looked interesting.

This is a collection of short stories true to Norse pantheon.  The stories center around Thor, Loki, and Odin.  The stories are about forming the world, creation of Yggdrasil, how Odin lost an eye, the god's treasures, Loki's children, Thor and the giants, Balder's death, Ragnarok,   The author puts his own twists on the old myths, but stays true to the stories.

This was a pretty good book.  It is a good book for the 11-17 age range, and if your child is a fan of Thor, then it is definitely a good choice.  Thor is definitely the comic relief of these stories.  They are silly, over the top, and enjoyable. 

I say try it out!

Stars:  4

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