Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Salim and the Efreeti

The modern fable of Salim and the Efreeti is one of my favorite chapters in Neil Gaiman's American Gods. It is the story about Salim being sent from Oman to New York City to see crap. Everything goes bad, and he meets an Efreeti, though not granting wishes, helps Salim out of his misery. The track has been heavily shortened and consists of three essential parts; his time in New York, the cap drive and the hotel.