Hmm - Steve Horwitz must be on vacation: I would have expected him to blog a happy birthday greeting to Geddy Lee - not to worry Steve, I'm on it. ;-)
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Kenneth R Gregg - 7/31/2005
I read "American Gods" about a year and a half ago. I thought it was very well done, with a good sense of the mythic nature of his characters. I did not like his preparatory comments about turning his stories into movies, how awed his editors were, etc. Authors tend to have egos, more than not, rather large egos, and Gaiman's incessant bragging almost had me toss the book away before I read the novel.
There are many excellent writers in this vein, and I have preferred Theordore Sturgeon to most. But then, I've usually preferred short stories.
Steven Horwitz - 7/30/2005
Nah, I'm here Aeon, just a day slow. Happy birthday to Geddy indeed. As my friends on Usenet were saying yesterday "Have a happy birthday. Celebrate well. Then get your bony ass back in the studio, will ya?!"
Jonathan Dresner - 7/30/2005
Actually, if I had to rank Gaiman's novels, I'd put Neverwhere at the top. But that's just me. Don't get me started on Gaiman: he's got my number, he knows my buttons, and he's damn good at it. I'm an unabashed fan.
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