Just finished Neil Gaiman's American Gods a moment ago -- terrific novel, hard to describe, but I definitely recommend it. I've started working through the Sandman material also. (Roderick, I'm assuming you've already read Gaiman - I'd be interested in your take, either in comments or via email.) Next, meaning tomorrow, I tackle Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. I'm guessing I won't get any further than the end of Quicksilver before the fall semester begins, but it's a start.
Hmm - Steve Horwitz must be on vacation: I would have expected him to blog a happy birthday greeting to Geddy Lee - not to worry Steve, I'm on it. ;-)