American Gods

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Headline Book Publishing, 2001 - Bodyguards - 504 pages
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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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Neil Gaiman is a fantastic writer, no doubt about that. - LibraryThing
Not his best in terms of pacing. - LibraryThing
Amazing plotting and character development. - LibraryThing
The problem I had was the ending. - LibraryThing
Entertainment can be educational as well. - LibraryThing
The writing style was fine. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - sffstorm - LibraryThing

I really liked the story, as well as most of the characters. Neil Gaiman is really a brilliant author, and he does not disappoint here. I still think Neverwhere is one of the coolest ideas. The only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I started this book not quite sure what to expect but, thanks to several recommendations, pretty high hopes. I've been looking forward to trying out Gaiman for a long time and I'm happy to report that ... 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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