Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a delightful counterpoint to Norse Mythology!
I mean, yes, it's written for middle-grade and Thor and Loki are cute and Odin is inscrutable as always and the frost giant is funny rather than scary because, after all, EVERYONE is afraid of Freya's tongue... but it's still a real delight!
I don't care what anyone says about Gaiman. The man can write a classy tale no matter where or what he's writing about. This is, after all, only a retelling of an old story, but it's a very particular and beautiful Odd viewpoint.
I'll definitely be reading this to my girl when she gets a little older. :) Heck. It might even be time now. :)
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