"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
"I have nothing in my pockets. Would you like to see it?"

Finished Anansi Boys last night. There are more than a few simularities to American Gods, from a plot/character perspective, but the tone of the book is markedly different. At it's core, it's a story about Anansi's son, not Odin's, and the writing reflects that.

Also, it seemed rather short.

I enjoyed it, it was a lot of fun, but it didn't give me the same happy that American Gods did. Definitely worth reading, though.

October 9, 2005 1:09 PM