Monday, May 19, 2008
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
I liked Stardust better. Ok. I've said it.
I feel like I was supposed to like American Gods more than I did. I did like it, but I don't necessarily feel like I grokked it in the same way my husband, among others, did. I think this is probably one I should re-read someday to pick up all the things I inevitably missed.
I appreciate American Gods as A Very Good Book. But it's not my preferred type of book. I don't even think I could say what my "preferred" type of book is...
In a more "reviewish" vein, I felt like the book started out strong and then just sort of...continued (for lack of a better word) for a while...then it picked up again about 3/4 of the way through. I couldn't put it down yesterday and was ticked that I fell asleep before finishing it last night. I liked the "aha" moments. There wasn't anything I *didn't* like about the book, but nothing that I *loved*, either.
What amazes me the most is just how versatile Neil Gaiman is as an author. He just blows me away, even with the books that aren't my "style" (whatever that is).
Amanda (the librarian)
Melissa at Book Nut
This counts toward three challenges!