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Espresso Recommendations

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American Gods

Mr Nancy (Anansi)

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the green, green grass of home by Apricot

'Shadow wondered if she'd come to Los Angeles to be an actress, or a dancer. ... The woman sitting next to him wasn't unattractive, but she had a face that ought to have been captured in marble, rather than in film.' Apricot creates a real feel of canon in miniature here, with a road trip, potent dreams & plenty of new gods to meet

[Added 23/12/2017; Drama; 2500-6000; American Gods; Characters: Shadow Moon, Mami Wata, Coyote, Mr Nancy, Persephone]

How Spider Came to America by Taz

'Spider... was thinking of a trick he could play on her. He would spin himself into a handsome man, seduce her and then when her mind was on the pleasure his penis was bringing her, he would steal the bag and the gourds in it.' Lovely rhythmical writing which could fit straight into the novel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; American Gods; Characters: Kwaku Ananse, Snake, OCs]

The Man in the Gaberdine Suit by Merlin Missy

'He doesn't have a plan. Plans shatter regularly, teacups on a parquet floor. Instead of planning Shadow visualizes an image, not as sharp as snow, but simple like the smell of fresh pie.' Lovely tone with a real feel of the original, working inevitably towards the perfect ending. One of my favourites from Yuletide 2011

[Added 28/05/2012; Drama; 2500-6000; American Gods; Characters: Shadow Moon, Easter, Anansi, Czernobog, Zorya Vechernyaya, Zorya Utrennyaya, OCs]