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Old 06-16-2015, 06:28 PM   #1
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American Gods coming to Starz

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/neil...rz-1201520765/

This could be phenomenal. The writer and showrunner will be Bryan Fuller. As in the Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me Bryan Fuller. IMHO three of the best tv shows ever made.

The source material is a fantastic book. Putting it in Fuller's hands, and on a premium channel with a big budget, could lead to historic tv. Starz has struggled to match the other premiums when it comes to original programming, so I would assume they would back this with large amounts of money.

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Old 06-16-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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Awesome ! Loved the book.

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Old 06-16-2015, 11:41 PM   #4
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The book was fantastic. But I really love almost anything Gaiman writes. I read it when it first came out; I may need to re-read it. This, plus Red Mars? Lots of ambitious book adaptations coming. I guess GoT may have broken new ground.

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:41 AM   #5
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Seems I have a book to read...

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:34 AM   #6
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Seems I have a book to read...
A couple, even! (The Anansi Boys is the second volume...)

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #7
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I read the book a long time ago and liked it. I know I won't remember much from it so this will almost be like a new story for me.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:22 AM   #8
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http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/neil...rz-1201520765/

This could be phenomenal. The writer and showrunner will be Bryan Fuller. As in the Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me Bryan Fuller. IMHO three of the best tv shows ever made.

The source material is a fantastic book. Putting it in Fuller's hands, and on a premium channel with a big budget, could lead to historic tv. Starz has struggled to match the other premiums when it comes to original programming, so I would assume they would back this with large amounts of money.
You forgot Hannibal.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:23 AM   #9
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So given there are only two books worth of material, I guess it's safe to say they will have to drastically diverge from the source material relatively quickly, compared to Game of Thrones.

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Old 06-17-2015, 09:55 AM   #10
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Did not know there was a sequel to this book. I liked American Gods... now have to check out the sequel.

Fuller sounds like a very good choice for this show. Does that mean he's off Hannibal??

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Old 06-17-2015, 04:48 PM   #11
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Bryan Fuller shares first concept art for the American Gods series

http://www.blastr.com/2015-6-17/brya...an-gods-series

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Old 06-18-2015, 03:40 PM   #12
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So I got the Kindle Edition and according to the forward this one is 12,000 words longer than the original published version and, after numerous revisions, the one the author "is most proud of."

Has anyone read both versions and can tell me if reading this longer one is the right move? If the shorter one is the one everyone loved and that won all the awards wouldn't that one be the one I should read?

I should add that I LOVE long books and always feel like the longer the better.
But if I need to go find a paperback to get the most out of this in preparation for the show then I will.

Interested in your thoughts...

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Old 06-18-2015, 03:59 PM   #13
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I read both, and while the 10-year anniversary version (the longer one) does have a few more things in it, these additions don't change the essence of the story in any way, nor do they change pacing. There are no new scenes or chapters (if I remember correctly) just more phrases/words in existing ones.
I would read the longer version in your case as it doesn't detract from the experience in any way.

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So I got the Kindle Edition and according to the forward this one is 12,000 words longer than the original published version and, after numerous revisions, the one the author "is most proud of."

Has anyone read both versions and can tell me if reading this longer one is the right move? If the shorter one is the one everyone loved and that won all the awards wouldn't that one be the one I should read?

I should add that I LOVE long books and always feel like the longer the better.
But if I need to go find a paperback to get the most out of this in preparation for the show then I will.

Interested in your thoughts...


It's not a direct sequel, just a brand new story in the same universe, which happens to feature a character from AG.

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Old 06-28-2015, 12:07 PM   #14
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Gaiman will be writing a few of the episodes.

http://deadline.com/2015/06/neil-gai...ds-1201460663/

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'Ian McShane Joins Neil Gaiman Adaptation American Gods'

http://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/ian-m...american-gods/

It looks like Ian McShane has been cast as 'Mr. Wednesday'.

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:27 AM   #16
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For the second time I tried to read the book this summer and I only made it to 40% this time. Even books I don't like much I usually can power through. I could see it being better on screen for me than in print.

I like that they are bring a lot of books to the small screen like Wayward Pines.

I'd put money on the Marcus Sakey's Brilliance trilogy being made into a TV mini series in the next year or two.

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I'd put money on the Marcus Sakey's Brilliance trilogy being made into a TV mini series in the next year or two.
I just finished the last (audio)book in this series. It's okay. But yeah, it's ripe for a series or movie trilogy.

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I remember reading American Gods several years ago, because people were saying how good it was. I didn't care for it. I think it was the author's style that put me off. I wound up skimming through the book, trying to find a section where I began to like it, but didn't find one.

That being said, the video production will be a completely different experience from the book, so I'll try watching it.

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Ditto!

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