Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lurve is in the air

and Claire has been busily sighing and swooning on your behalf. See her latest booklist of love stories.

Speaking of Claire, she's been pushing me for years to read Neil Gaiman's American Gods, which I'm finally doing. And loving, not least for the following exchange, among the most indelible in American literature:

The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
"Say 'Nevermore,'" said Shadow.
"Fuck you," said the raven. It said nothing else as they went through the woodland together.

4 comments:

Rackstraw Press said...

Anansi Boys, which is sort of a sequel, is even better.

Farah

Anonymous said...

Anyone who writes it as "lurve" is taking a somewhat cynical look at it. That's where I am, too.

Roger Sutton said...

I've been recently learning that the more you try to convince people you're sincere, the more they think you're not. So I won't try.

Wendy said...

Yes, that's a good ones. I read it on a recent Neil Gaiman binge! What a way to waste your life away on the couch. Aaaah. :)