So, in leiu of Neil Gaiman’s soon-to-be-released-for-free American Gods, I was perusing his (incredibly deep and awesome) web site and ran across this cool little tidbit of paraphenalia that the writer in me just found so damn cool!

Gaiman scanned up and released several pages of his handwritten notes he used in to craft American Gods. If you have the patience to decode his stereotupically messy writing (I wonder if there’s an author out there who doesn’t write with an indecipherable scrawl… I know my hand writing’s pure chicken scratch), there’s a lot of interesting information in there showing how the novel developed. Definitely worth a peak for Gaiman fans and aspiring writers alike! If you haven’t given American Gods a shot, I urge you to do so; it’s one of my favourite novels and is unlike anything out there.

You can check them out HERE.

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  • Chris (The Book Swede) February 22, 2008 at 2:55 am

    This is really cool! I’ve only read Neverwhere, but I loved it, and I must read more of his! Ever read his Sandman comics? Back to deciphering…

    ~Chris
    The Book Swede

  • gav (nextread) February 22, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for this – he could put mos doctors to shame with that handwriting :D

    I’m a bit behind on my Gaiman but I have read American Gods and enjoyed it. It’s not actually as hard a read as the thick spine makes out. ;)

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