Wednesday, August 08, 2001


Today brought a strange review:

If I hadn't known better I'd've probably thought it was a parody. You don't expect real reviews to complain that the book was too difficult for the reviewer.

I think my favourite paragraph is:

For the casual reader, "American Gods" comes under the heading of sensory overload. Perhaps there is such a thing as too much detail; this novel has that. Some of the sequences are almost Kubrickian in their complexity; and knowledge of other religions is required.

All this, I think we are meant to infer, is a very bad thing. (Wonders briefly if we should put a sticker on all copies sold in San Antonio: San Antonio Express-News WARNING -- Knowledge of Other Religions is Required.)

Have agreed to do a book review for the Washington Post, mainly because I've been on the receiving end of so many reviews recently it'll be fun to exercise those muscles myself.

Signed some posters today for RAINN auctions... And my assistant, the Fabulous Lorraine has pointed out to me it's time to start thinking about this year's Christmas Card. She's also pointed out to me it's probably time to stop doing AMERICAN GODS interviews and to concentrate on writing... and she is, of course, right.