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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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4 out of 42 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 December 22, 2011

    not my favorite of his

    Not sure why. Something very self-conscious about this book. And hard to follow..as though skimming on the surface of a much better deeper less-clever but more soulful story. I like gaiman a lot but like pratchett he sometimes just wants to be clever rather than smart.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Started strong but ended weak...

    I really had higher hopes for this book... Great concept poor execution.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2011

    Sample

    I think it's a complimentary sample. Just go to your account and click that little delete button if you don't want it. It's not rocket science.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Pretty good ng

    Ng

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Interesting Book

    Although a tad long.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Hy

    My name is luis.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Good... but not an easy read

    Good book.. interesting ending. Some parts hard tget


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    Posted February 17, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Good

    Very imaginative

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    who are gods?

    the god is a god. oh..

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Good so far

    Its good lota cuss words

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