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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Great imagery, really good character development. - Goodreads
The plot: Odin is revealed to be a bad guy in the end. - Goodreads
Slow but amazing ending! - weRead
Not bad. Very interesting premise and well written. - weRead
It also had dull writing. - weRead
Well-crafted storytelling. - weRead

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

What an interesting read! I really enjoyed Gaiman's pacing. It felt very...matter-of-fact. There wasn't a thrilling rush through plot points. There weren't very many long, unnecessarily detailed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoff Hill - Goodreads

It is called "poetic prose", and the first thing that comes to mind is eloquent use of language, reminiscent of a poem. And whilst their is plenty of beautiful writing here, to me it is like a giant ... 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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