American Gods: A Novel

Neil Gaiman
Now a STARZ® Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path. “Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose—American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages.”—Washington Post

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-10-30

The old gods vs. the new.  In a country that is too vast and varied to care about either of them.  Some great quotes and good scenes.  I expected to like this novel more than I actually did.  Might be worth a re-read in a few years.

Reviewed: 2018-06-04

It's basically Percy Jackson for adults, and I love me some Percy Jackson. My favourite parts were the coming to america chapters. 

Reviewed: 2018-01-22

It kept my interest but it wasn't gripping. I feel like Gaiman's work with gods in Sandman is much better.

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