Menomenah... doot doo de do do!
August 17, 2005 8:43 AM Subscribe
In Neil Gaiman's "American Gods", the central character spends quite a bit of time in a fictional small town called Lakewood, WI. Lakewood closely resembles Gaiman's hometown of Menomonie, WI. It's all there: The Buck saloon, the manmade lake, even "the klunker". When Shadow goes for a walk in the area, the rivers, streams, and trails he uses are thinly disguised names for similar attractions around Menomonie. Is Lakewood Gaiman's love letter to his new home-town, or just an author following the rule of "write what you know?"
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