American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, Apr 3, 2006 - Ex-convicts - 632 pages
122 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
The plot is awkwardly structured. - Goodreads
Other than that writing is very good. - Goodreads
Only two quibbles: first, again with the sex scenes. - Goodreads
It's prose to emulate, that's for sure. - Goodreads
Like I said, the premise sounds amazing. - Goodreads

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Steve Isaak - Goodreads

American is an epic - in the truest sense of the word - and entertaining novel that mixes humor, various mythologies, American history and landscapes, and murderous characters. There are some great ... Read full review

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Loulaubye - Goodreads

I loved Shadow. And Laura. And pretty much every character in this book, though the story was confusing and took way too much time to make sense to me. The premise will forever be one of the best I've ... 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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