Review : American Gods by Neil Gaiman

January 14, 2017     jennzahbooknut     Uncategorized

Review : American Gods by Neil GaimanAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc on February 5th 2013
Pages: 541

It has been a decade since #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book) rocked the literary world with American Gods—his breathtaking tale of the war on Earth between old gods and new. For those who have yet to experience Gaiman’s bestselling tour de force—a novel USA Today called “a powerful, searing force that makes readers confront what is real and what is not”—and for those eager to enter this astonishing world again, comes the Author’s Preferred Text 10th Anniversary Edition. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker Awards, with a special introduction by the author, this is American Gods as Neil Gaiman always meant it to be.

they say books take you on a journey, and wow, this one surely did. from the beginning to end, this book is a truly wonderful journey. it’s rich, and diverse with characters AND places — an amazing road-trip of strangeness and charm through the American landscape.

Shadow Moon, an ex-con, discovers that the world around him is not what it seems, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and worth, while traversing the American Midwest with a strange character named Wednesday. But Wednesday is actually Odin, the All-Father, and is gathering up gods of all kinds for a war against the new-gods.

simply, i loved it. it’s a must-read for anyone who loves Neil Gaiman, anyone who loves a good fairy-tale, anyone who loves any kind of mythology of any kind. you meet a cadre of cultural heroes in this book, transformed into everyday people who can do extraordinary things.

pick this book up and be amazed, be transfixed. i know i was.

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