Riding on the World’s Largest Carosel

American Gods is coming to HBO: In the name of Odin, why?  WHY?  Can’t they just leave books alone?

My friend sent me the link above, which I’m still hoping isn’t true, but I guess it was only a matter of time.  I’m totally unconvinced that even HBO can make a six-season series out of American Gods – which is a rad-sauce book, which obtains a new and shiny patina of splendidness if you know your Norse mythology – unless they crib material from Anansi Boys, and flat out make stuff up.  I’m sure they won’t get anything like my ‘ideal’ of either Wednesday or Shadow, and I’ll be really interested to see what they do with Low-Key Lyesmith/Mr World.  Gah!  I don’t know… part of me thinks its going to be an awful tragedy, part of me is a bit excited.  Though, most of me is thanking Bragi that Tom Hanks isn’t actually casting himself in it… his production company is just funding it.  Please don’t tell me if I read that wrong, I’d rather not know.

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Posted on June 13, 2011, in Books, Posts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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