January 25th, 2013

Me and My Shadow

A Little Ragnarok Does My Soul Good

So, yeah. This is gonna be kind of long. But I'm excited! And a little bit proud. So hopefully you won't mind.

About four years ago, I read a book. It was a book by Greg Van Eekhout called Norse Code. I first met Greg through the Viable Paradise mailing list, and LiveJournal, and had gotten to hang out with him at a few conventions. I had heard several of his stories at Escape Pod and PodCastle, and I loved them all. So, when Norse Code - his debut novel - came out, I was pumped. I'd heard Greg talk about it, liked the idea of Ragnarok and a little known beach bum of a Norse God. It sounded like good times.

I bought the book, took this picture of Claire "reading" it and posted it to LJ, then went to Hawaii for vacation with my family. I always take way too many books on vacation. Even now, when I can read eBooks, I take hard copies too. That trip was no exception, and Norse Code ended up being the only book I actually managed to read.

I enjoyed the hell out of it. It was way more fun than I thought Ragnarok could ever be.



Collapse )