First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now, discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.
A storm is coming....
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. It is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.
Along the way, Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing - an epic war for the very soul of America - and that he is standing squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of "mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose" (Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.
©2011 Neil Gaiman (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
The cast brings the book to life but most importantly the writing is plain amazing. You NEED to read this book. It is one of the weirdest, interesting, real stories I have ever read. The characters are the best and each has their own idiosyncrasies and deep back stories. It is a winding tale that ends in an amazing climax.
Shadow's experience in the darkness.
Shadow was great but Tuesday/Anansi were the best.
I most certainly wanted to!
Ugh! Literally nothing happens in this book. They even say near the end FYI this stuff didn't happen. So this is a book about nothing happening to a guy literally nothing and they try to tell you it's all a metaphor for some other BS nothing.
I'm so mad at myself for listening to this whole book. It starts off bad, and just gets worse. Childish writing, deadpan performances from actors who are probably having trouble taking the crap writing seriously.
I can't believe they're gonna make a movie about this stupid book. Save your credits for a book that has a plot, or even a series of events, or just has SOMETHING happen.
JC this was bad.
Facebook brings a lot to the table. several interesting storylines to follow and characters that truly draw you into their experiences. I highly recommend this book, But be sure to listen during times when you can focus on what is going on.
Avid reader.... er listener.
I was already a huge fan of American Gods when the tenth anniversary edition came out. I was honestly apprehensive about buying it again. I am glad that I bought it. Giving different characters to different actors helped give a depth to the story that was amazing.
Fathers Face Remembered
First I love the novel. Yet what I need to highlight here is the quality of the production. Every element of this audiobook is amazing. The acting is good. Heck the casting is great. This to me in a perfect world would be how all audiobooks should be handled.
Shadow because he is the main guy. His voice is so well cast.
With how good the narration is here I don't think I will ever pick up the physical book ever again.
The cast made a great job in playing the characters. Shadow was a real hero. The production made you feel part of the story.
I was scare the first time Shadow saw his wife after the funeral. As I was listening to the description It gave me goose pumps.
No, I haven't
The moment that made me feel sad was when Shadow discovered what happen to the missing children.
Great book, I want to read it again.
This was one of those books that you didn't want to finish. just wanted it to go on and on. My words don't do justice to the excellence of this material. Great and awesome book!
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