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.
I read this book in two parts, up to Chapter 12 and then after 12. It was really good and I burned straight through it in two separate chunks. I'm still trying to sort out all the little nuances and I had to go and search for whom some of the gods were but it turned out to be pretty good in the end. I still think I liked the Graveyard book better but this is definitely worth a read.