American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
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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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Neil Gaiman is a fantastic writer, no doubt about that. - LibraryThing
Not his best in terms of pacing. - LibraryThing
I like Gaiman's - storytelling, I guess. - LibraryThing
Amazing plotting and character development. - LibraryThing
The problem I had was the ending. - LibraryThing
Entertainment can be educational as well. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - librarycatnip - LibraryThing

I like Gaiman's - storytelling, I guess. But I just don't care about anything that is happening in this book. And I don't appreciate the stock flatness of the characters. Especially the female characters, who are either crone like, or sexual (and monstrous in that sexuality). Read full review

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User Review  - ozzieslim - LibraryThing

This is the second time I have read this book this year and the third time overall. Each and every time I have seen something new in it or got a new insight out of it. That is the mark of a great book ... 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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