March 4, 2010 3 Comments
Odd and the Frost Giants
A children’s fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman
score: *** outta five
“We won’t die,” said the bear, “because we can’t die here. But we’ll get hungry. And we’ll get more wild. More animal. It’s something that happens when you have taken on animal form. Stay in it too long and you become what you pretend to be. When Loki was a horse-“
“We don’t talk about that,” said the fox.
Another entry into kid’s fiction for Neil Gaiman, and another playful foray into mythology, Odd and the Frost Giants is about Odd, your mandatory plucky young hero cleverer than his years, and, well, some Frost Giants (of course!). Throw some boastful yet dimwitted gods and you’ve got yourself an amusing little yarn on your hands, but, admittedly, not much more than that. Read more of this post