American Gods

Neil Gaiman
Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-10-14
Not for me. To me, this book was like slogging through a sewer. So much gratuitous sex, violence, and just disturbing, disgusting things. I finished it because I was really hoping that it would somehow come out at a lovely, hopeful place, but that didn't happen. Instead, I got dumped back out at the same place I started, only now I'm covered in filth. The book could potentially have opened meanful conversations about who/what we worship, but it only danced around the edges. That or I just didn't get this book at. all.
Reviewed: 2017-04-03
I'll be damned, he pulled it off. The first hundred pages or so I felt a little adrift, like there was just to much going to to be resolved in any satisfying manner. But everything fit! Even though some of it fit in a sideways, corner-of-your-mind understanding way, where you GET it it makes SENSE but if someone asks you to explain it you stutter something about parasite world deistic manifestations that that sounded smart in your head. This is after reading it of course. While reading it it's way to exciting to think about much other than "What next?!?!?!? Leave me alone, life, I'm trying to read here!"
Reviewed: 2016-12-28

I'm a fan of pretty much anything Neil Gaiman has written. He is a brilliant writer. This is great read, easy, and full of action and adventure.
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