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American gods : a novel
Neil Gaiman
Adult Fiction GAIMAN

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Avatar for nitetrain nitetrain said:
Although a bit longer than necessary, it's still good enough to merit 9 of 10 stars.
posted Feb 4, 2013 at 6:41PM
Avatar for chelliebel chelliebel said:
Loved the whole concept. And zombie wife is awesome.
posted Jun 12, 2012 at 2:51PM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
Won the 2002 Stoker Award, 2002 Nebula Award, and 2002 Hugo Award.
posted Jan 6, 2012 at 11:14AM
Avatar for poohbubba poohbubba said:
How far would you go,to pull the wool over somebody's eyes. Or try to con a person, that the world is ending.
posted Apr 23, 2011 at 4:23PM
Avatar for poohbubba poohbubba said:
The easiest way to spread a lie, is to make one up, and have somebody tell it to another. Soon you can convince the world of this lie. Don't believe me - ask G.W Bush!
posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:49PM
Avatar for Ryner Ryner said:
What happens to gods when their followers lose interest and eventually forget them? In this work of urban fantasy Neil Gaiman explores this idea, introducing the reader to Shadow, a man recently released from prison and who has learned his wife has just died. Beginning life again essentially from scratch, he agrees to begin working for a man named Wednesday. Wednesday is preparing for a coming battle between the ancient, traditional gods (himself, Anansi, Easter, Czernobog and Ibis, among others) who have been forgotten in favor of the new “gods” of the modern, industrialized world (technology, cities, etc.).

As the reader, I wanted to know a little more about the characters (the gods) and their stories and motivations. This was my first Gaiman experience and, while I highly enjoyed his writing style, I wasn’t completely in love with the story. I’d definitely read another of his works.
posted Jul 7, 2008 at 8:57PM
DarkSon said:
An Englishman write the great American novel. Gaiman’s sens of humor shines throughout.
posted May 22, 2007 at 5:15PM
freedom76 said:
One of my favorite books of all time! This book has so much to explore throughout. Anything Gaiman touches turns to gold! modern mythology book of it's time and place.
posted Feb 21, 2007 at 5:14PM
Chaz said:
Mythology for modern times.
posted Feb 21, 2007 at 9:47AM
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Age: 32
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