American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, 2001 - Bodyguards - 504 pages
123 Reviews

After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the days, then the hours, then the seconds until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But they are being followed by someone with whom Shadow must make his peace ...

Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.

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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

Great price, great book

User Review  - Codys33 - Walmart

Simply put. Books-A-Million wanted the cover price $26.99 compared to Wal-Mart's $18.00 logically, which would you have chose? Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Neil Gaiman was born in England but now lives in Minnesota, in a big house of uncertain location. He is the author of the multi-million-selling graphic novel sequence The Sandman as well as numerous other award-winning and critically lauded books.

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