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
I like Gaiman's - storytelling, I guess. - LibraryThing
Amazing plotting and character development. - LibraryThing
The problem I had was the ending. - LibraryThing
Entertainment can be educational as well. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - librarycatnip - LibraryThing

I like Gaiman's - storytelling, I guess. But I just don't care about anything that is happening in this book. And I don't appreciate the stock flatness of the characters. Especially the female characters, who are either crone like, or sexual (and monstrous in that sexuality). Read full review

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User Review  - ozzieslim - LibraryThing

This is the second time I have read this book this year and the third time overall. Each and every time I have seen something new in it or got a new insight out of it. That is the mark of a great book ... 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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