Marching Down the List

I finished American Gods, and that brings my total count of Hugo and Nebula winning books to four(17% of the list!). I also managed to do it before any spoilers from the TV show found me. This one gets added bonus points for mentioning places that I have actually been. I’m not going to go all out and say I worship roadside attractions, but you can stretch your legs, and many of them have clean restrooms.

Yup. Been There.

So, this is one of those incredibly rare, wildly-popular, made into a television series books that is actually as good as 40 million screaming fans think it is.

And I’m kinda fascinated by the structure, which is sorta… well, novel that starts and stops for a few short stories along the way. Similar to Sandman. No pictures.

No, I have no idea why I didn’t read it when it first came out.

And if you haven’t already, you should read it, now.

If you have read it, and if you have seen the television show… what do you think of both or either?



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    I’m not a huge Neil Gaiman fan. I sort of watched the series while mostly ignoring it and writing, and nothing in grabbed me enough to make me pay attention. It’s great you loved the book–a lot of people did–but I think I’m going to give it a pass.

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      It’s actually a fairly new thing for me, too. I fell into Sandman after my sister died, and I’ve been working my way through, ever since, but it never really clicked with me until now. Might be a right book at the right time thing.

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