Lurve is in the air

and Claire has been busily sighing and swooning on your behalf. See her latest booklist of love stories.

Speaking of Claire, she’s been pushing me for years to read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, which I’m finally doing. And loving, not least for the following exchange, among the most indelible in American literature:

The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
“Say ‘Nevermore,’” said Shadow.
“Fuck you,” said the raven. It said nothing else as they went through the woodland together.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. Rackstraw Press says:

    >Anansi Boys, which is sort of a sequel, is even better.


  2. >Anyone who writes it as “lurve” is taking a somewhat cynical look at it. That’s where I am, too.

  3. Roger Sutton says:

    >I’ve been recently learning that the more you try to convince people you’re sincere, the more they think you’re not. So I won’t try.

  4. >Yes, that’s a good ones. I read it on a recent Neil Gaiman binge! What a way to waste your life away on the couch. Aaaah. :)

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