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American Gods (The Tenth Anniversary Edition)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Highly recommended, and definitely one of my favorite novels of all time!

This book turned me over completely to Neil Gaiman and made me drooly and ga-ga for his writing like a Twilight fangirl on too much fairy dust. I've read a few of Gaiman's works before ( The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, and Stardust),...
This book turned me over completely to Neil Gaiman and made me drooly and ga-ga for his writing like a Twilight fangirl on too much fairy dust. I've read a few of Gaiman's works before ( The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, and Stardust), but none have blown me so completely out of the boiling seas like American Gods.

American Gods is one of the quirkiest books on American culture and belief that I've read. Told from the perspective of a particularly insightful non-American, American Gods takes a long, hard look at how cultures and religions mesh, change, and fade in the states. How do Americans define and create faith? What gods does a godless nation--or maybe an excessively god-full nation--have with not even 300 years of national existence under its belt? With ghosts, murders, gods (both forgotten and barely worshipped), Naiman weaves a tale that suspends previous conceptions of the American psyche, turns it up on its head, and makes you question, Who really is that homeless crazy in the subway station calling himself Mr. Wednesday?

Like the questions it poses, the story is not straightforward. Rather, it's a meandering road trip that takes numerous pit stops at creepy carnivals and random road-side attractions. Only, you have old worn-out gods and cranky demons for company.

posted by EileenGalen on January 27, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Language

Unfortunate use of foul language beginning on the very first page, once you finally get past the rather long winded introductions. Yes. Plural.

posted by 9285662 on November 24, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Language

    Unfortunate use of foul language beginning on the very first page, once you finally get past the rather long winded introductions. Yes. Plural.

    4 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    American god

    I think the author is probably a pretty smart guy. He has some interesting ideas however he writes very helter skelter.Reading his book is like watching a fallen leaf in windstorm.The fact that he needs sixty pages at the end of fairly long book of Epilogs and Postscripts to try to explain says a lot. I was trying to remember a single theme that is brought to clear conclusion in the book. As the author, you are suppose to be the tour guide. Do not load the bus with tourist then drive around erratically letting them guess at what they seeing.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Really???

    I loved this book and I think you're all being really disrespectful to the author by using it as a chat room. How would YOU like it if you wrote a book and saw these reviews? Please use more respect in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Rating

    Too many cuse words

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Redsky

    You are all jesus freaks try greek gods for a change. (A flood attacks the clan and drowns everyone but redsky) "thank you poseidon!" He shouts.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Worst buy ever

    When I bought this book I immediatly tried to return it, do not buy, don't waist your time or money. The only thing this book is, is a collectionof vulgarities

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Book does not open in Nook app

    Neither on Android or iPad nook app will this book open. I am disappointed and need a refund.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    MOTHER F$#%&@

    THIS BOOK IS BULLS#$%

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Seriously!!!

    U have got to be kidding this book is innapropiate to kids and even me!Iam ten years old what kind of authir would write this!!!!!.????

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Horrible

    Don't waste your time... makes no sense for us common folk.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Blah boring

    Lame book

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    Wrf

    Wtf

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    American gods

    It is a stupid book

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2011

    haurable

    This is a really bad book

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Offensive.

    Terrible book, offensive content. I wish it hadn't been shoved onto my device by Barnes and Noble.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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