[LMB] Tea Party - American Gods

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 00:20:15 BST 2021

I feel a certain connection to the book because part of story took place at
The House on the Rock which is a real place. I visited the place back in
1988 and found it one of nearest eccentric structures ever, which has a 200
foot tall sea creature,  the worlds largest carousel, a infinity room and
tons of other things.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 7:57 AM Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 14:35, brazee <howard at brazee.net>
> wrote:
> > > 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”?
> >
> OK, you really don't want to watch the show.  Episode 1 starts with a
> bunch of Vikings hacking each other to bits - literally, severed arms
> flying over the battlefield - and ends with a god's minions beating the
> crap out of the hero, then being reduced to bloody pulp.  I gather that's
> not in the book.
> Peter Hews
> Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
> Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.
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