American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
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Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America ... and they are in its direct path. One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece. Performed by George Guidall This Program requires an MP3-CD Player

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Neil Gaiman is a fantastic writer, no doubt about that. - LibraryThing
Not his best in terms of pacing. - LibraryThing
Amazing plotting and character development. - LibraryThing
The problem I had was the ending. - LibraryThing
Entertainment can be educational as well. - LibraryThing
The writing style was fine. - LibraryThing

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I started this book not quite sure what to expect but, thanks to several recommendations, pretty high hopes. I've been looking forward to trying out Gaiman for a long time and I'm happy to report that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Me-chan - LibraryThing

Just the characters make this a worthy read. I wont even go into the plot. Need to read more from Neil. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. It is the comic book he is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including 9 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 3 Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; and Anansi Boys. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; and The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009. He also co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. He is currently working on making a film of one of his early books, Neverwhere.

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