Well I am going to sound a bit sexist. The author is a female, but the main character is a guy. Given that she is a female, her male main character behaves like a female. He does stupid shit based on emotions. You expect this to change as he ages, but after 3 books he still does stupid shit based on his emotions at any given moment.
Well, you always strike me as a very calm and reasonable guy, you don't seem to inject emotions and passion into your logic/reasoning and actions, you don't seem to be very fond of acting on your whim, you don't have this "drive". We can go into a long debate about human nature, logic reason and emotions, about how reason actually excludes emotions, or perhaps how it doesn't...
Anyways, I don't consider acting/doing something out of passion to be stupid, it just depends on what kind of passion you've got/towards what, and what you did. Imo, a human being that would always follow the pure course of reason would NOT be human? At least not what I'd consider to be a human. There is always want, not need.
There are all kinds of god, Odin, Loki, a few Egyptian gods and a few being from Islamic countries, all brought to US in minds of colonists and immigrants. A few hints on Indian (Native American, fuckin political correctness) gods...It's a book about some Gods of America, Not all. Which makes it even more interesting, it doesn't describe all and everything at the same time, it's described from one man's perspective (well almost), yes the author is Neil Geilman.
Friedman's Gerald Tarrant is pretty manly, all though he does have a few limitations a female would like to put on a handsome master mind sadistic villain. He can't rape..or have sex. Bitch. Fucking cunts..WHY!!??
Well cuz sex symbolizes life and he's all about death, evil gave him powers and won't permit him to fuck anyone. Lame.
Horrible like "Evil" or horrible like "poorly constructed"?
It's about the conflict of old and modern age gods. IE pantheism is sort of true and the stronger people believe in gods the more power they have, now that people don't believe in them as much as they used to, new gods have raised (gods/intelligent manifestations of technology) and they are at war (Classic vs modern world thing, traditions and faith versus knowledge). It's an interestingly written book, it's not cliche.
Ehh...Now that I actually finished the first book and read spoilers I decided not to continue reading it, the whole story, which isn't bad, boils down to one word, Altruism. As always, Bah..
Atm I'm reading American Gods. It's cool, so far.