American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

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 building. 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 pursued by someone with whom Shadow must make his peace...Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Neil Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to finding the soul of America.

Reviewed by inlibrisveritas on

3 of 5 stars

I think I enjoyed the ideas and themes in this more than I enjoyed the actual execution. The creativeity is definitely top tier and I found the idea of people literally creating the gods to be really intriguing, especially the look on American ideals. I just found much of the way it's written to be somewhat of a drag.

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