Maggot Brain I gave up on this book right when they got to the street wise Leprechaun.
Born in the RSR You get right back in there you lazy so-and-so, and if it hasn't won you over by the Gay Efreet sex then there's no hope for you.
Maggot Brain I have a low tolerance for whimsy and Gaiman is soaked in it.
simon666 I've never read Gaiman, but I have strong allergy toward name brands in fiction. It's lazy writing. Authors invoke name brands, in this case Nokia, as a descriptive and affective element, but intend to draw upon the back-loaded cultural connotations that are assumed shared between the audience. If there is in fact something truly significant about the shared cultural connotation that is requisite to the dramatic development, it should be unpacked. And in the case of unpacking you don't need the branding. For instance, Gaiman could have done as much leaving out "Nokia" and just said "cell phone with an American Flag face plate." [/end rant]