canadian gods

I’d been meaning for quite some time to pick up “American Gods”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380789035, probably since "dan_b":http://ww.telent.net/diary/ recommended it to me back at some forgotten “conference”:http://www.linuxsymposium.org/1999/. I never seemed to remember when I was actually in a book store — and for all my hip-and-wiredness, I don’t actually buy books online hardly at all ever not really; book purchases are visceral and instantly-gratifying, and must be for all time — so until today I still hadn’t read it.

Today, though, I was reminded to purchase it, when Mr Gaiman himself sat down at the next table while I was eating a lovely Japan Sushi meal. He was being interviewed pretty poorly, IMO — the interviewer asked the same question three times, for example — but he did manage to trigger some piddly royalty on a trade paperback, and I bet he wasn’t buying his own sashimi.

2 comments to “canadian gods”

  1. entered 31 August 2003 @ 12:09 pm

    I would happily have recommended American Gods to you, and may even have done so at some other forgotten conference. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t OLS 1999, though: (a) I wasn’t there, and (b) the book was published in 2001.

  2. entered 3 September 2003 @ 8:55 pm

    Listen, buster, do I go over and correct you on your diary?

    I thought not.

    Mike