Walking with Neil Gaiman is the best thing you can do in the winter


It’s quite a godly year for Neil Gaiman, bard of myth, nerd hearthrob and the lucky bastard who got to marry Amanda Palmer. 

The appropriately outlandish TV version of Gaiman’s bestseller American Gods premieres on Starz at the end of next month — while his Norse Mythology has been in the top echelons of the New York Times bestseller list since it came out five weeks ago. Both star Odin the All-Father, played in the show by Ian McShane.

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I’m not here to tell everyone they should buy a copy of Norse Mythology and read it cover to cover. It’s a simple and straightforward abridged modern retelling of myths first put down by a 13th century writer named Snorri Sturluson. Gaiman himself has called it a “covers album, trying to get them to sound contemporary using electric guitars.”   Read more…

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