American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
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20/20 Edition - Headline 20th Anniversary Edition

The classic, multi-award winning novel from the ‘writer of rare perception and endless imagination’ William Gibson

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife dies in a car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural proportions threatens to break.

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Great imagery, really good character development. - Goodreads
And it's such a pathetic plot device. - Goodreads
Very interesting premise. - Goodreads
Only two quibbles: first, again with the sex scenes. - Goodreads
That for me is great writing. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Gaiman's pacing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - sammii507 - LibraryThing

I loved this book. First of all, Gaiman is a fantastic writer. He can really spin a story that keeps you interested, and his writing style is vivid, with amazing imagery. Secondly, this was just a fantastic story. Interesting, creative, unique. Loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

This is a spider's web of history and fiction and fact and myth and legend. It has the intricacies of a web, the confusion, the trickery and the beauty. Gaiman is a master. With just one or two lines ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Neil Gaiman is a messy-haired white male author trapped in the body of an identical author with perhaps even less-tidy hair. Despite being English, he lives more in America than he does anywhere else in the world, and is currently somewhere in his mid-forties.

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