American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
548 Reviews

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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Very interesting premise. - Goodreads
And it's such a pathetic plot device. - Goodreads
That for me is great writing. - Goodreads
Only two quibbles: first, again with the sex scenes. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Gaiman's pacing. - Goodreads
It's prose to emulate, that's for sure. - Goodreads

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User Review  - pennylane78 - LibraryThing

Neil Gaiman is one of the best storytellers of our time. If you haven't read one of his books, you should start with Neverwhere, move on to Stardust, quickly devour American Gods and then treat ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angela Blount - Goodreads

In this epic urban fantasy venture, Gaiman weaves a broad and brooding tapestry of many vaguely interconnected tales rooted in mythos from around the world. The primary story we follow is that of ... 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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