American Gods

American Gods

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 19/09/2005
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American Gods
Out of this world!
This novel is something special, massive in scope and somehow easy to read! What makes this book so fluid is Shadow’s indifference and his ability to accep... READ MORE
Chichester
American Gods
Fantastic ideas and fine writing
If you're looking for a novel that tackles big ideas in an intelligent and humorous way, this will likely be right up your street. It reads a little like a... READ MORE
Dave at Taunton
American Gods
Gaiman at his finest
An epic road trip that makes you feel like a mouse amongst men. Join Shadow, a man amongst gods. He embarks on a job like no other, working for a man by th... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
American Gods
Brill!
Just before Shadow is released from prison, his wife is killed in a car accident. With nowhere to go, and nothing to do, Shadow is recruited by the mysteri... READ MORE
Kimi at Blackpool
American Gods
Just brilliant.
This novel is something special, massive in scope and somehow easy to read! What makes this book so fluid is Shadow’s indifference and his ability to accep... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
American Gods
Mind Blowing!
This novel is something special, massive in scope and somehow easy to read! What makes this book so fluid is Shadow’s indifference and his ability to accep... READ MORE
Emma Louise Pennell at Chichester
American Gods
A true masterpiece
Having now had the pleasure of reading 'American Gods' numerous times it has become clear to me that whilst the plot is original, fascinating and utterly m... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster
American Gods
Helluva Novel!
Lets not beat around the bush, this is one hellluva novel. It quite literally blew me away! Its an intelligent, vivid and awe inspiring read. Just proves o... READ MORE
sarah major
American Gods
Playing with Shadow
An American road trip with a difference, new gods meet old gods to fight it out for supremacy and Shadow is at the centre of it all. From the first chapte... READ MORE
Stephen B at Darlington
American Gods
Playing with Shadow
An American road trip with a difference, new gods meet old gods to fight it out for supremacy and Shadow is at the centre of it all. From the first chapte... READ MORE
Big Bearded Bookseller
American Gods
Rollercoaster of a read
The premise: as different groups of people ventured to America over the centuries, they carried their gods with them in their minds, and these versions of ... READ MORE
Ariana

Synopsis

The best thing – in Shadow’s opinion, perhaps the only good thing – about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he’d plunged as low as he could plunge and he’d hit bottom. He didn’t worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He did not awake in prison with a feeling of dread;  he was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it. After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time. But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break ... Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America. American Gods by Neil Gaiman, the epic road trip novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Norse Mythology, is an imaginative masterpiece and now the hottest TV series of 2017 starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane and Gillian Anderson and broadcast on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. 'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' - Stephen King. Primarily known as Britain’s foremost fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman is, as any of his readers and all Waterstones’ booksellers will know, much more than just that. Known by his colleague, co-author and regular illustrative collaborator Chris Riddell as the ‘wise wizard’, Gaimain’s is the mind that changed the course of the modern graphic novel through his Sandman series. In a multi-faceted career that has seen him variously as a short-story writer, screenwriter and critic he has also created such brilliant children’s classics as The Graveyard Book, Odd and the Frost Giants and Coraline and mastered blending the real with the wonderful and strange to deliver a stunning array of fantasy novels, contemporary myths and story collections including: Neverwhere, Stardust, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the masterpiece that is American Gods.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755322817
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Weight: 510g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 50 mm

Customer Reviews

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American Gods
Awesome with added awesome
“American Gods” is a strange book. I came across it (American Gods) after looking up other works by its author (Neil Gaiman) after watching the TV series o... READ MORE
Rob1990
American Gods
A great read
Once again Neil Gaiman has the ability to twist his writing into something fresh and original. He describes the characters in such a way that you are whipp... READ MORE
BikerChristina
American Gods
American Gods
This is a delicious book that only a talented old world writer, living in the new world, could have written. When I read this it felt familiar, yet totally... READ MORE
Minda Galvin
American Gods
American Gods is Heavenly!
When I heard that American Gods was being made as a TV series, I decided to read the book, as I have read other books by Neil Gaiman. I was not disappointe... READ MORE
John B
American Gods
Mmmmm ??
I read Smoke and Mirrors and found within its pages a story two pages long that was truly unique. This novel I found boring and uneventful as it meandered ... READ MORE
Motivator
American Gods
A Meandering Exploration.
Some books are like taking a kayak down a frothing river, full of rapids, a few twists and turns, but on the whole it keeps a steady course. This book is l... READ MORE
Yasmin Foster
American Gods
A Brilliant Read
Albeit a read that some may question to start with, it is one of the best books I have picked up for years. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a... READ MORE
Christopher Ronan
American Gods
Sleight Of Hand
It really is all smoke and mirrors isn't it - what you see may not be real, what you see may be realer than you could ever imagine. The stoner kid who nev... READ MORE
Marjorie Odonnell
American Gods
Escapism at it’s best
This isn’t the sort of book that I would usually read but I’m so glad I did. The main character soon becomes a friend and it is a story which envelopes you... READ MORE
Esta Siggs
American Gods
Easy on the heart
Mellow like spiced, sweet wine on a cool, winter morn.
April Dew