American Gods

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Headline, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
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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
The plot is awkwardly structured. - Goodreads
Neil Gaiman is a truly talented writer. - Goodreads
There wasn't a thrilling rush through plot points. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Gaiman's pacing. - Goodreads
It's rich and absorbing and so easy to read. - Goodreads

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

This novel is epic in scope with a huge cast of characters and a satisfying ending that is worthy of 5 stars. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because, though overall it is a great book, I found it confusing at times (so many gods) and slow in parts (so many dreams). Read full review

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Why did I dislike this book? Direct references (spoilers?) below. 1) Shadow was not a compelling character. And when I read about a single character for 588 pages, he better darn well be interesting ... 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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