American Gods

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Headline Feature, 2001 - Bodyguards - 504 pages
438 Reviews

The extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.

After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in 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 the storm is about to break... Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.

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Resembles John Myers Myers’ _Silverlock_ in that in the course of things many characters slowly surface – each vagely familiar and yet strange. Whereas _Silverlock_'s tone is mostly fun-filled however ... Read full review

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I enjoyed the heck out of this book. I don't know what sections the author added back in for this 10th anniversary edition, (which he says is about 12,000 words longer than the previously published ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards, his work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (2007) and the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated animated feature film Coraline (2009). He has written scripts for 'Doctor Who' and collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and The Sandman is already established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R. R. Martin says, 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman'.

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