JayDee wrote:Yeah, American Gods has very odd pacing. It was something I enjoyed about the book though, it was kinda rambling an unfocused.
I found Anansi Boys to be the opposite, I had a sense while reading it that it was moving along at a very deliberate pace to a very specific destination.
I think that's partly due to Anansi Boys' being a sequel. The ideas from American Gods have had time to stew, steep, even ferment, before being served up as the smoothly written, smoothly paced Anansi Boys.
I think the same is true of Pratchett's work. The Colour of Magic is fun, but not nearly as well organised as his later Discworld books.
Malice wrote:Oh, for fuck's sake. You'd think he invented fantasy.
The horror! People talking about Neil Gaiman on a thread about Neil Gaiman!