American Gods: A Novel
HarperCollins Publishers, Mar 2, 2021 - 560 pages
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, a contemporary masterpiece combing mythology, adventure, and illusion―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee
Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a stranger offers him a job and Shadow, with nothing to lose, accepts. But a storm is coming. Beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a war is being fought - and the prize is the very soul of America.
An inspired combination of mythology, adventure, and illusion, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
"Piercingly observed, jaggedly poetic, ruthlessly cutting a path through graveyards of dead stars and dead money and dead feelings, this novel is the map back to dawn." -- Steve Erickson
"American Gods manages to reinvent, and reassert, the enduring importance of fantastic literature itself in this late age of the world. Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul." -- Michael Chabon
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Equestrienne - LibraryThing
A classic of the genre. Gaiman has become one of my favorite authors; I adore his storytelling style. Reading his work is like meeting up with a sweet friend from childhood who fills you in on all their adventures since the last time you met. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - davidwarwick - LibraryThing
He writes so well but he’s a smart ass and so self satisfied. His introduction was unbearable, so smug, he doesn’t wear his intelligence lightly. But I enjoyed the characters a lot, the actors were ... Read full review