Sunday, January 4, 2009
This book albeit a scifi in some sense, is just more than that. It is a mythological and historical lanscaping of the american myth. It requires some 'erudite' knowledge of world history. Neil Gaiman, is a good author, the book is well written, intelligent, astute and somewhat melancolic. It is a goodbye to the old world and a wlecome to the new world, but only to certain extent. Is shadow the 'king' ? I am not sure, but he is merely someone who is honest enough to the whole world. The wifey role is well tantalising, this is love beyond the grave. But, the icing on the cake is how she died with a **** in her *****... for well, friendship sake. Anansi and czenogord are excellent characters who gaiman will need to develop in the spinoff..or is this already so..?