‘American Gods’ book by Neil Gaiman
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  • I think 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman is one of his finest works
  • Many of the core characters are not likable, and that may turn some readers off, but I enjoyed the story as a whole, and found that there is something to be fond of in every character, even if it's very small

    • by Stargazer
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      I think ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman is one of his finest works. The British author writes a story that is so distinctly American in it’s intense local flavors.

      It’s about a non-stereotypical convict who gets out of jail under strange circumstances and begins an epic journey that he can barely get his head around.

      It takes a little while for the story to pick up,


      but once it does, Gaiman really starts to shine.

      He is an expert dark humorist, and I find his writing style delightful.

      It literally pulls me along throughout the entire book.

      You can tell that Neil really loves words and laughter, something that you may remember from ‘Neverwhere’.

      You can tell that Niel did his research concerning actual American cities an places, and the result is ...


      • every intricate tapestry.

        Throughout the story, he weaves in loose snippets of gods and deities form all over the globe, and I have an interest in spiritual matters, so I loved that he did this.

        Most is probably obvious, save for a few surprises, but it didn’t get bored with this book.

        Niel details some form of Americana around every corner, ahd he does it vividly.

        The elements are fantastic, but not too far from imaginable.

        Many of the core characters are not likable, and that may turn some readers off, but I enjoyed the story as a whole, and found that there is something to be fond of in every character, even if it’s very small.

        The main character, Shadow, is so well put together, you can feel his unique dimensions.

        Others are less defined.




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