Archives for December 15, 2013

Perceptions of the Mind’s Eye in American Gods

Re-reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Great book.

On this read-thru it occured to me that the way I’ve always pictured how the main character Shadow looks is likely very different from what he actually is supposed to look like. And I still think I’m right.

I picture Shadow as looking like Vin Diesel.  Bald, buff, hot. But,  the author in his inestimable wisdom keeps describing Shadow’s hair.

Shadow is bald.

Shadow keeps looking at his hair EVEN THOUGH HE’S BALD!


No worries, I am soldiering through. Vin Diesel’s visage firmly fixed in my mind.