Review: American Gods

Editorial Review - - Joe Hartlaub

Reading Neil Gaiman can cause you to alter your behavior. Ever since reading Gaiman's classic comic book series, THE SANDMAN I can't remember exactly which of the early issues it was, #2 or #4 maybe where he took one of DC's really bad comic book bad guys and turned him loose in a diner and...well, I don't sit with my back to the door anymore. Gaiman has been doing more with novels than with comic ... Read full review

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User 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

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User 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

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User Review  - SandraArdnas - LibraryThing

I'm not entirely sure how well everything Gaiman put in here really gels, and it probably requires a reread, but there are such gems interspersed. Shadow's vigil is a sublime piece of literature ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jayeless - LibraryThing

Look, I really, REALLY liked the first quarter or so; it was extremely surreal but fascinating. But then the storyline slowed the fuck down and after that it wasn't anywhere near as gripping. It was ... Read full review

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User Review  - niquetteb - LibraryThing

This was a really long novel that I might categorize as a saga or quest with some sprinkles of fantasy. The writing is rich, but feels like it goes on forever without ever getting anywhere. I enjoyed ... Read full review

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Interesting and entertaining
Very good read, with creative ideas that keep you hooked within its pages.

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An amazing read, thoroughly fantastical with a hint of the dark and disturbing. Completely addictive, my second favourite Gaiman, just behind Good Omens.

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American Gods
Good story by Gaiman,rehashing the old Gods with the New World of America and a mans' journey to find himself. Nice style of writing and humour

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User Review  - jerame2999 - LibraryThing

Ok. Not worth the time. I think I am getting over the fantasy sci fi genre. Read full review

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