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One of Neil's v. best novels!

17 years, 4 months ago at Oct 20 18:15
This book was brilliant & I could not put it down. It's an intellectual fantasy novel that only he could write; there is a strong mythical background that is explained so well that a mythology virgin wouldn't even be confused. Shadow is fresh out of prison with nothing left on the outside, as he was told days before his release that his wife is dead. He gets a job working for the mysterious Wednes... read more
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Description: Amazon.com Review American Gods is Neil Gaiman's best and most ambitious novel yet, a scary, strange, and hallucinogenic road-trip story wrapped around a deep examination of the American spirit. Gaiman tackles everything from the onslaught of the information age to the meaning of death, but he doesn't sacrifice the razor-sharp plotting and narrative style he's been delivering since his Sandman days. Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the A ... (more)
Manufacturer: HarperTorch
Release date: 1 April 2002
ISBN-10 : 0380789035 | ISBN-13: 9780380789030
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