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American Gods: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman
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PublisherHarper Perennial
Release Date2003-09-01 (added to CC 4 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank1,987

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.

One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.


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Neil Gaimen has the ability to look at the world through old eyes. We all think young eyes see the most marvel but these days it's the eyes that can look at technology and see it for the magic it is that really appreciate it, young eyes have become dulled by consumption.
(17 Feb 2007)
It has a certain readability about it. You want to find out what happens and the writing is good, although not one of my favourite books I must say I did enjoy reading it despite no really being that intrigued by the storyline.
(18 Jul 2005)
One of the best books I've ever read.
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