The Gospel of Loki - Joanne M. Harris

The Gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris

The purchase of this book was the product of a perfect storm (or a genius idea). Thor had just hit theaters. Amazon put this book on its daily deals list for under $1. I had to buy it. Fast forward nine years to where I have finally read it.


It is hard for me to see this book as a novel. It read more like a collection of short stories narrated by the infamous Loki. Every one of those stories ending with "But I'll get back to that". Loki never gets back to it. 


The way the story was put together never gave me a real sense of Loki. Sure he was the Loki that we've all heard about but he was never anything more. I was hoping for a book that's about Loki, we'd get a little depth and personality. Loki is one dimensional. 


That being said, I'm intrigued enough to pick up the second book. The way this novel has ended sparks hope that I may get a more fleshed out Loki. 


I feel it's important to note, that I have yet to absolutely love an e-book. There is just something about an e-book that doesn't make the connection for me. I've even tried reading my beloved Harry Potter books in e-book format and I just don't feel the same way I do when I'm holding a physical book in my hand. Am I weird? Yes. That's not the point. But honestly, I can't be the only one who feels this way about e-books. Can I?