American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
549 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  - Illise_Montoya - LibraryThing

The star rating really ought to be a 1 1/2 or something, because there were some characters and some parts that I really did enjoy, but those were islands of delight in a vast sea of disappointment. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - trishaj - LibraryThing

This was, quite possilby, the weirdest book I've ever read. I think it was actually a religious sermon hidden in a fiction novel. Would I recommend it? Sure, why not, but I have no idea who I'd recommend it to. It was just that weird. 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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