“American Gods” – Wandering around on eight legs

American GodsRecently finished this book by Neil Gaiman. After seeing “MirrorMask” this autumn and feeling like the only goth in college who didn’t read Sandman, I thought it was time to check him out.

Though a bit overlong, it’s wonderful. The idea of a war between what Americans worship, old world deities vs. mercurial abstracts like media and information is fascinating.

I loved the fact that Anansi was in there. I grew up with stories about the lazy, trickster spider. Wonder if my rembrance of and affection for him means he’s still wandering out there somewhere in this land, eight-legged flim-flam.

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