Sunday, January 29, 2006

people spoilers

Pukka got American Gods for Christmas, and when he finished it, he loaned it to a friend of ours. Last week, John gave it back and Pukka started to tell me what he had thought of it.

"Shhhh!" I admonished him. "Remember I haven't read it yet."

"Oh no," he reassured me, "it's more about him than about the book."

Which made me start to giggle, as I imagined a world where we worried about people spoilers. When someone set you up on a blind date, you would say, "Oh no, don't tell me. I want to find out for myself!"

I explained my amusement to Pukka. He looked at me very seriously and said, "Well, I hate to spoil it for you, but John does die in the end."