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American gods : a novel

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2001] ©2001
Series: Hugo Award 2002.; Bram Stoker Award., Novel.; Nebula Award., Best novel.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Novela fantástica
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 0380973650 9780380973651 9780380789030 0380789035 0060558121 9780060558123 9780062059888 0062059882 9780755386246 0755386248 9780755322817 0755322819
OCLC Number: 46393953
Awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2002
Description: 465 pages ; 25 cm
Series Title: Hugo Award 2002.; Bram Stoker Award., Novel.; Nebula Award., Best novel.
Responsibility: Neil Gaiman.
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The extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman  Read more...


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Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America. * The Western Mail Cardiff * `Gaiman wittily fleshes out his conceit... his wit and sense of the Read more...

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Believable Characters and a Facinating Plot

by Davey929 (WorldCat user published 2008-10-13) Excellent Permalink

If you know old religions and ancient myths, this book will put them all to use.  I loved how smart this book made me feel whenever I recognized another god or goddess.  The idea of ancient heroes and ledgends emigrating to America is a fantastic premise, and it was all tied together so...
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