Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I ♥ Keanu

Dead as dead can be
The doctor tells me
But I just can't believe him
Ever the optimistic one
      - A Perfect Circle - "Passive"

I'm finally reading Devil Said Bang, the latest of Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim books. It's pretty much impossible to read any Sandman Slim novel without one's mind wandering to Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden and John Constantine, Hellblazer (or, if you prefer, John Constantine, Asshole.) And Keanu makes a damned -- ha ha -- fine Constantine. And I think Peter Stomare is Lucifer:

Next, I'll either move on to Simon Drax's A Very Fast Descent Into Hell, or drive myself insane attempting to design a na'at. From the first book, Sandman Slim

A na’at is sort of like a spear, but it morphs and changes into a lot more than a spear if you know how to use it right. Like everything else down there, the name is a Hellion joke. They call a na’at a ‘thorn’ because its full name, na’atzutz, is the kind of bush they used to make Christ’s crown of thorns.
And what does this have to do with A Perfect Circle? Watch and see.