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
There wasn't a thrilling rush through plot points. - Goodreads
Neil Gaiman is a truly talented writer. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Gaiman's pacing. - Goodreads
A huge amount of research has gone i - Goodreads
It's rich and absorbing and so easy to read. - Goodreads

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Lars K Jensen - Goodreads

This is the second work by Gaiman I've read. The first one was 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane', which I enjoyed. I awarded that book four out of five stars, since I understood that it wasn't Gaiman ... Read full review

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

It's always hard to describe what you've felt and experienced after you finish one of Gaiman's books. There are always mysterious and intriguing characters you wish you knew more about, and there is ... 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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