Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerNine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his fathers closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.
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Popular Gods and Goddesses Books
Updated: Jan 8. To celebrate, I thought I'd share some amazing books I've read recently in this genre. I've tried to add books in a wide range of styles and sub-genres to the list so there should be something for everyone. Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down—his uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches.
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The Ultimate Online Guide to Norse Mythology and Religion
It's a good time to be a mythology nerd. The Norse gods Thor and Loki are major Hollywood hunks, Neil Gaiman's American Gods is coming to television, and it seems like it's far more socially acceptable to talk about Minotaurs and dragons than ever before. But if you're sick of seeing mythologically inaccurate gods and monsters on the big screen I'm looking at you, Gods of Egypt , it never hurts to get back to basics and do some reading. So here are a few books about mythology to get you started. Now, of course, most fans of the mythic and legendary enjoy their fair share of fantasy novels.
We mortal folk love dallying with the gods. Modern authors love writing books about gods and mythology. And, thank the gods, because I love to read them. Books about gods and mythology are just deeply satisfying to read. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming.