American Gods

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Headline Feature, 2001 - Bodyguards - 504 pages
250 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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It's a great piece of storytelling. - LibraryThing
Not easy to read, with a poor narrative pa e @ times. - LibraryThing
Also, the writing is fantastic. - LibraryThing
The book goes at it's own pace but is never dull. - LibraryThing
Gaiman's writing is beautiful. - LibraryThing
I did find the premise of the book to be original. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Melody DeMeritt - Goodreads

Ooooh I had a difficult time with this book. At 100 pages I got online to find reviews of the book; i felt crazy for reading onward in a book that I could not understand. Finally I found a review of ... Read full review

Review: American Gods (American Gods #1)

User Review  - Cassie - Goodreads

Neil Gaiman has undoubtedly become my favorite author. I never would have claimed fantasy to be my genre of choice, but Gaiman completely changes the game. American Gods is the story of the many ... 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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