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ToniaW, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by ToniaW)
One of my favorite books! Neil Gaiman has a way of making the fantastical seem logical. Of course the dead can come back! Of course Gods work in blue collar jobs! It's funny, thought provoking and I've recommended it to everyone from the older ladies in my office to my "I only like courtroom dramas" husband.
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bitternerd, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by bitternerd)
Given my sporadic, but passionate love for mythology across the land, this book was amazing. Gaiman writes beautiful prose that paints a pictures of our gods and goddesses among us. Made me a Gaiman fan for life.
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Bluefastakan, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Bluefastakan)
If you're a fan of mythology, this book is for you. Neil Gaiman weaves together the deities from a dozen different religions together into one place, and then manages to give them all interestingly human characteristics. It feels like an extremely well-polished Stephen King novel, and I mean that in the best regards.
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Melinda Spencer, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by Melinda Spencer)
American Gods is a fantastic modern book of mythology. Gaiman shines a light on the morals and priorities of a modern age and shows how selfish Americans can be with their belief systems. The ancient gods have been dragged to a new world to be forgotten and to die at the hand of young hip gods who will surely go out of fashion much quicker than the old gods did. This is a fantastic story that mixes fantasy and whimsy and the harsh realities of the America we live in today. A must read. It is my opinion that this should be a high school required reading book.
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Kathleen Walsh, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Kathleen Walsh)
This book blew my mind. I have always been a fan of Neil Gaiman but American Gods took to me a whole new level of appreciation. The depth of characterization and the incorporation of the mythology was well blended. I could not put the book down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380789030
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Neil Gaiman
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Spiritual Warfare
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
Bodyguards
Subject:
Ex-convicts
Subject:
Widowers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
no. 431-S
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
6.92x4.12x1.33 in. .65 lbs.

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"Review" by , "The book has wit but is too busy and not very engaging and includes some graphic language, sex, and disturbing events."
"Review" by , "A magical modern Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — this book will astonish you on ever page."
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.

Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.

He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

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