[LMB] Tea Party - American Gods

brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Sep 12 13:35:12 BST 2021



> On Sep 12, 2021, at 5:01 AM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> I don't mind that the human central character has one facial expression and the emotional range of a toothbrush, because the supernaturals more than make up for it in characterisation.  But so far it is slow as molasses in winter (as my American great-aunt used to say.)  Mostly because all the fight scenes are ludicrously overdone for length as well as ultra-violence, but the key dialogues also go on too long, till you want to step in and say "Make up your mind!"  If the pace picks up later, I'll give it another chance.

The book is kind of slow, but “fight scenes”?

Of course Hollywood added a huge fight at the end of Stardust.   I loved the book ending but it was anti-Hollywood.


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