[LMB] Tea Party - American Gods
becca7108 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 00:22:34 BST 2021
oh, and thank who ever mentioned the annotated American Gods - I found it
somewhat impenetrable but my husband and daughter both love it. And I found
it on sale for $17 instead of $50, so I had to get it. Now, we'll see which
one of the 3 of us gets to read it first.
On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > well as ultra-violence, but the key dialogues also go on too long, till
> > 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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