On Gods and Monsters

Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Neil Gaiman, American Gods (Headline, 2001; 2004)

“‘None of this matters. The world is burning,’” says Loki at the conclusion of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. He is dying on the battlefield at Ragnarok and, as far as he can tell, the gods have been destroyed, as has all life on Midgard (or earth), including humanity. As the old saying goes, some people just want to watch the world burn.  Continue reading