Sunday, February 7, 2010

Book Review: Odd and the Fost Giants

Written by Neil Gaiman, I had high hopes for this novel. I picked it up just because he wrote it. And it is based in traditional Norse mythology, which I am interested in, but do not know well enough. I picked this up last night to read by candlelight, when I was sitting there freezing with no power or heat since I needed something with slightly larger print.

I just now realized the appropriateness of reading a story with frost giants while freezing.

Anyway, this novel was amazing. I read it all in one sitting. It is a kid's novel, so it's not very long. About 120 pages. But it is definitely something to be enjoyed by everyone. Also, I feel the need to point out that there are several full-page illustrations, that are very well done. IMHO, it's much better than the art in his other books.


Unknown said...

Gaiman and Norse mythology? How did I not know about this book?

Anonymous said...

I heard about this and have been wanting to read it ever since. I really love children's books. I'm about to read my first Gaiman book -- The Graveyard Book, and I think I'll pick this one up next.

Sandy said...

Oh I've never heard of this book, 120 pages and its got full page illustrations? Maybe I can read this to my brother, I refuse to give up on him yet. I will make him a book worm!

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