#9 -- "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman
I'll have a bit more to say about this over the weekend -- I don't know why I decided to break the post drought 20 minutes before I leave for work. After enjoying "Neverwhere" it was only a matter of time before I picked up another Gaiman novel and I like this one quite a bit more. As I've probably said before, I'm not much on fantasy in general but some authors can get the mix of fantasy and real-world that I really dig. This works. Enormously creative, vast and sprawling, I spent a few days engrossed in this. I've already gone ahead and ordered "Anansi Boys" so my usual discover-overload cycle continues unabated.
Reading this tied in to something that's been on my mind about writing, too, but like I said -- 20 minutes to work. I'll hopefully tackle it tonight or tomorrow, unless it goes down the same black hole that my recent non-posts on Quicksand and Twin Peaks did.