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American Gods (American Gods, #1)

2001 . Fantasy & Adventure, Fiction . Neil Gaiman

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Everyone

About the book

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Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break. Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You'll be surprised by what - and who - it finds there... This is the author's preferred text, never before published in the UK, and is about 12,000 words longer than the previous UK edition.

Year:

2001

Language:

English

Publisher:

William Morrow

Pages:

635

Reviews

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Elliot C

1 year ago

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Love the premise and wanted to love the book. Conceptually great, but the storyline became a bit of a slog and the protagonist is somewhat underdeveloped. Cut the book by 100-150 pages or so and you have a more compelling story.