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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:00 pm 
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Anyone else aware of this? I just heard today. Gaiman has long been on my mental "I should really try reading his stuff someday" list, and this pretty much guarantees he'll be moving off it (in the positive direction :)).
http://www.neilgaimannorsemythology.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:40 pm 
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Holy smoke! It sounds like the Silmarillion for an actual mythology. Preordered! (It's #1 on Amazon in its niche.) It won't be out until February.

I enjoy preordering interesting things; it's like getting a present from myself months later when I've forgotten. :P

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:28 am 
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I’ve read it. Rather, I’ve listened to it, since I’d rather listen to Neil Gaiman read aloud than … just about anything.

It’s a great retelling of the old myths, but that’s all it is. Don’t expect it to be another Gaiman novel. I quite enjoyed it but mostly knew the stories already, since the Norse myths were my favorite. He does tell the stories with flair.

If you want a short novel that will give you a taste of pure Gaiman goodness, try “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” or “The Graveyard Book.”

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:01 am 
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There are recordings on YouTube of Gaiman reading The Graveyard Book that are just delicious.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:43 pm 
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I read The Ocean last month and LOVED it.
Which has inspired me to go back and re-read the awesomeness that is Sandman.

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I'm waiting till I have time to full enjoy and absorb American Gods.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:50 pm 
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I read this title as "Nurse Mythology".

I think that would be a good read. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:51 am 
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anthy, I'd read it!

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‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Anthy ought to write Horse Mythology. I'd read that!

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