This is not your usual Neil Gaiman book. I thought it was going to be a story that incorporated Norse mythology elements, but no. It’s basically just a series of short stories that re-tell some of the legends of the Norse gods. I didn’t find it humorous or particularly compelling. In fact, I was able to put it down and not think about it for days at a time. This is definitely not typical for books by this author.
Overall, unless you’re really interested in a simple, basic re-telling of Norse mythology, I’d skip this book.