Book Haul: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The wonderful people over at William Morrow/Harper Collins were awesome enough to send me a review copy of this awesome book! Thanks William Morrow/Harper Collins!

 

American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

IS OUT NOW!

So go get your copy!

Now a STARZ Original Series – premiering April 30th 2017!

 

Check out my review from a few years ago:

Book review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

 

 


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About the book:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The storm was coming….

Shadow spent three years in prison, keeping his head down, doing his time. All he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and to stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his scheduled release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a grizzled man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A self-styled grifter and rogue, Wednesday offers Shadow a job. And Shadow, a man with nothing to lose, accepts.

But working for the enigmatic Wednesday is not without its price, and Shadow soon learns that his role in Wednesday’s schemes will be far more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Entangled in a world of secrets, he embarks on a wild road trip and encounters, among others, the murderous Czernobog, the impish Mr. Nancy, and the beautiful Easter — all of whom seem to know more about Shadow than he himself does.

Shadow will learn that the past does not die, that everyone, including his late wife, had secrets, and that the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined.

All around them a storm of epic proportions threatens to break. Soon Shadow and Wednesday will be swept up into a conflict as old as humanity itself. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought — and the prize is the very soul of America.

As unsettling as it is exhilarating, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, this work of literary magic will haunt the reader far beyond the final page.


2 comments

  1. I enjoyed this book, read it twice actually. Gaiman’s thing is getting a bit old and overdone, the whole take old myths and rewrite them has been played to death. But he was on top of his game when he wrote this. Too bad hes become a cheap whore who writes short stories but sells them for full novel price now.

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