American Gods

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Harper Collins, Apr 30, 2002 - Fiction - 624 pages
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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...

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User Review  - agentx216 - LibraryThing

An interesting premise with interesting characters for sure. Gaiman's writing style is on par with something like "The Sandman Series" where you feel like you're in a world where you are seeing what's ... Read full review

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User Review  - tsbinga - LibraryThing

Based upon my "worldview," I thought this book deconstructed various areas and levels of belief. In many ways, it is the dark comedy that the Sopranos TV show was; you can't laugh because there is so ... Read full review

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Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and the bestselling Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. He is also the author of the picture books Blueberry Girl and Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

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