This is not a review in the conventional sense. It’s more of a thought dump about the book.
I recently finished American Gods and I feel this is a book that has to be experienced and would mean different things to different readers. Hence a traditional review wont do it any justice. I can only des...(more)
I ended this book with a lot of mixed feelings.
The Hero with a thousand faces explores the different storytelling tropes and the structure of mythology and folklore across different times and cultures all over the world - an exercise in dissecting the concept that is comparative mythology.
There was a time when all I did was sit all day and watch all of Michael Crichton's interviews on Youtube. I was obsessed with this man. This was right after I had finished Jurassic park, my first Crichton novel. Needless to say I was blown away by what I had read. The subtle dance of sci-fi, act...(more)