Wednesday, May 22, 2013
After I read this I wanted to read some more (mythology that is). Actually ever since The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul by Douglas Adams I have been meaning to read some Norse mythology, and after reading American Gods I find that there is just so much more out there for me to find out about. I have heard that there will be a sequel and I will be the first one in line for that.
This is my first grown-up Gaiman book. I was a little surprised with the colorful language, but reading further into the book, it just couldn't have been any other way. I loved the god cameos and in particular I was really fond of Mr. Nancy. The story was intriguing, mysterious, ugly and funny. I am hoping that this is the literary style for Gaiman's adult books, as I really enjoyed this one and I gleefully look forward to reading the rest. I can't help but mention (you know me I really can't help it), that I noticed the influence of Ray Bradbury in his style, and I am really impressed. Oh and I totally knew it was in the klunker!