GREETINGS TO ALL FROM MALICE-CORP.COM. Well we have a new show creeping out from Stars, that may have actually caught my attention – American Gods. Being that today is Wednesday it is all too fitting that we talk about this today. Keep reading and you will see why.
The first episode; The Bone Orchard airs 30 Apr, 2017. The show has been announced for a while now but I finally got around to watching the trailer. It looks really interesting. Watch the trailer before you read on down. I don’t want to ruin the trailer for you before we get down to talking about this show and what I really want to talk about, the book it is based on.
American Gods Trailer
Spoilers past this point
OK, I hope you watched the trailer before you are reading this cause I want to talk about the guy that says Wednesday is his day. Well the word Wednesday comes from middle English wednesdei (Woden’s Day) which pretty much after a bunch of language trickery and funny business is Odin.
They don’t say that in the trailer but it has to be him and oh I hope it is. Love me the Norse Mythology. I am not sure what the show is all about yet but I want to find out.
Ian McShane is playing the so called Mr. Wednesday! I loved this guy in ‘Deadwood’ and can’t wait to see what he does as Odin! …if that is who he is supposed to be. But I really want to talk about the book this show is based on, “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman. If you remember back the first review on this site was of an audiobook ‘Norse Mythology’ by Neil Gaiman. I gave it high marks even though it was read by the author instead of a voice actor, which I always hate.
Ricky Whittle has been cast as the lead character with an amazingly cool name; Shadow Moon. I have not seen Ricky in anything but have heard good things so far from so friends that are into British TV.
Well I just got my hands on a copy of the audiobook from our friends over at Audible. I know, I know; I was excited to listen to the next Critical Failures book. But if you read that article you will know why I am cheating and now planning on listening to this book starting right after I am done writing this little article. The book was published back in 2001 so I don’t beat myself up too badly over missing it. I was a little busy back then so it completely shot past my radar.
The novel won both a Hugo and Nebula Award so really lets end this prattle and get to the audiobook. Don’t worry I will be back to tell you what I think when I am done. Sorry to cut this short but the audiobook calls!
Jack Malice, Contributor and founder
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