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OdinBrotherhood wrote:
Finally read the book.

If you want a long story about legendary beings behaving weirdly (an Arab having oral sex with a jinn, Egyptian gods running a funeral parlor in the USA, and Odin --called Wednesday in the book-- committing statutory rape of an underage girl working in diners and carrying on conversations while evacuating himself at urinals), this book is for ....

No, I cannot recommend it to anyone....

The author, who is famous and successful, obviously sells a great many books and comic books, so he has skill, but he is not for me.

The main character, who is named "Shadow,' is a mixed race son of Odin, who still is madly in love with his dead wife, who died while performing oral sex in a car on his best friend, and ....well, you figure it out.

Like many modern works of fiction, the style is fluid, but not eloquent. Typical quotation (censored here): "“prayers are just so much f*****g spam.”


Well said. Neil Gaiman is a day-tripper out to write something quirky and profitable. Sort of a low-rent Dan Brown: a name-dropper and allusion-flipper who's about as deep as the Pecos River in late August.


Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:14 am
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