Book Discussion: American Gods Chapters 9-12

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Book Discussion: American Gods Chapters 9-12

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Redigerat: nov 5, 2006, 8:46 am

I'm still reading chapter 9, so I guess I have nothing to add besides the fact that I am still reading it, and I really am enjoying parts of it.

Oh pooh, this section is supposed to be 9-13, and I can't edit the thread title once it's been posted.


Oh well. Pretend it says 9-13, okay?


nov 6, 2006, 3:52 pm

Well, I'm having fun with this... It's not what I expected, that's for sure. But, it's not a BOMB, either.

nov 6, 2006, 10:36 pm

I like the book, the idea behind it is very intresting, but I really don't like the fact that he keeps jumping to theses side stories now and again. I just don't get the connection and it interupts the flow of things for me.

nov 13, 2006, 11:00 am

Personally I think the "jumps" provide context and depth, but sometimes I feel Gaiman has fallen in love with these parallell characters and elaborates too much.
I also wonder why the various native american gods never was threatened or extinct by those (back then) "new" gods - why did the thunderbirds manage to co-exist with Ibis and Bast and Legba and... you know. Was this because they where pantheistic and the new technology gods are not? But as they (the techies) are more than one (not monotheistic) they allow for others? Which they don't do as they want to erase those that are "old".
And I understand why he exluded the monotheistic beliefs, but what of them? And you know - Wednesday says "jesus" when he sighs. Did Oden recognize Jesus as a god? As a messenger? As... what?

Lots of gaps. But I enjoy the ride and am eager to read on!
/They say reading SF is only for people with an high level for accepting weird things as fact, filing them away hoping for an explanation later/

nov 13, 2006, 4:15 pm

4> And you know - Wednesday says "jesus" when he sighs. Did Oden recognize Jesus as a god? As a messenger? As... what?
Or just because it's a common thing to say. I know atheists who say it. Doesn't mean they've suddenly turned religious.

nov 13, 2006, 4:34 pm

He mentions something at one point (don't know if it was in chapters 9-12) about seeing Jesus in Afghanistan, I think.

I understand why Gaiman left them out, it just seems... I don't know, disingenuous, maybe, not to provide an answer in the text for why they're not there. I mean, theoretically, the "new" gods should be a lot MORE threatening to Jesus et al. then they are to Odin et al., right?

nov 13, 2006, 4:54 pm

Darklyndsea > Yes, I know, but it intrigues me anyway... I wonder if it's some inconsistency from the author that slipped through the editing, or if it's intentional.
When I first encountered it it felt like if someone in a historical novel set in the late 17th century started talking about Cap'n Crunch cereals for breakfast.

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