American Gods

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Headline Feature, 2001 - Bodyguards - 504 pages
257 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
There wasn't a thrilling rush through plot points. - Goodreads
Neil Gaiman is a truly talented writer. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Gaiman's pacing. - Goodreads
A huge amount of research has gone i - Goodreads
It's rich and absorbing and so easy to read. - Goodreads

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Lars K Jensen - Goodreads

This is the second work by Gaiman I've read. The first one was 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane', which I enjoyed. I awarded that book four out of five stars, since I understood that it wasn't Gaiman ... Read full review

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

It's always hard to describe what you've felt and experienced after you finish one of Gaiman's books. There are always mysterious and intriguing characters you wish you knew more about, and there is ... 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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