Sunday sampler, part II

High on the list:
I’m not sure how that sounds, but I did manage to put off a little list of folks I had to return calls to, finally, Friday afternoon. Almost all business, none fun, not a drag,but still, calls like seeing about the credit card processing arrangement, trying to shop a better deal, and clients who’d left messages, had to return a bunch of those. The calls, not the clients, wouldn’t want to change the clients.

The business end of the business isn’t always that much fun.

American Gods:
It’s a well-received novel by Neil Gaiman. I’ve bought it, abandoned it, bought again, and finally settled down to read it recently. I’m only about two-thirds of the way through, but I love it. There’s a dark, noir-feel to the prose. Can’t put my finger on it, but the premise hooked me several times over. As did the cover art.

I’m not familiar with the author’s canon of work, only read one other book by him. Only glanced through his weblog a couple of times. But this one is as good, if not better, than his other work. N.B., I’m not, like, a big comic book fan. So far, I’ve got two or three quotes worth pulling out, only, some days, it’s too much trouble. There’s a dark, disturbed mind at work within the novel. Maybe that’s why I like it.

Sidebar:
I was looking for the old entry about seeing the title, American Gods, in the UK, with its UK cover, which, oddly enough, was the Stardust sign (West of Marfa, TX). I know I wrote about it.

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