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[Sep. 15th, 2003|05:48 pm]
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I just bought Legends II, which contains Neil Gaiman's new Shadow novella, and read it as quickly yet thoroughly as humanly possible.

I can't believe I didn't get (until it was stated flat out) who Shadow really is/represents. Thinking back on it, American Gods was full of clues to his identity, for someone who knows the stories. And I do know the stories, I always have. I was practically raised on the myths and legends of any culture you care to name.

So quite how I managed to miss that is beyond me. Must have been having a bad-memory day.

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From:painispretty
Date:September 15th, 2003 - 09:50 am
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Oh, don't drop tantalising hints like that!
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From:parcae
Date:September 15th, 2003 - 02:34 pm
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By which you mean he was...?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 15th, 2003 - 02:40 pm
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He's the reincarnation/avatar/whatever of Baldur, son of Odin - not just a modern son of Wednesday. I really should have twigged to that when Loki started talking about putting a stick through his eye...
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From:parcae
Date:September 15th, 2003 - 02:42 pm
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Ahhh.
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From:canaa
Date:September 16th, 2003 - 01:32 am
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You know what made me hit myself for being stupid? I /completely/ missed who Low-Key was until it was stated. -.- I should at least have gotten /that/. Meh. Gneil is always pulling fast ones on me like that, I've found. He's a slippery one.
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From:canaa
Date:September 16th, 2003 - 01:30 am
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Oddly enough considering my heritage, that's one culture whose legends never got me fired up. I was all about the Greek, Egyptian, and Japanese myths, myself. So I'm not suprised I missed it. Still, makes sense now that I know. [chuckle]

AG was a good book. I shall have to read the new novella. Thanks for making me aware of its existence. ;)