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American Gods
by Neil Gaiman | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Arkenthell of Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by sothisdhampir): reserved


15 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Arkenthell from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

7 out of 10

This is a great book with a very intersting take on religion and american culture.

It's a must read for alot of people and one of Gamin's best books.  


Journal Entry 2 by microsquid from Cobh, Co. Cork Ireland on Friday, July 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Yipeeee! I looove Gaiman :) 


Journal Entry 3 by microsquid from Cobh, Co. Cork Ireland on Tuesday, January 01, 2008

9 out of 10

Burned through this on honeymoon. Excellent, as Gaiman books always are, an interestiong take on American, on religion, on belief and the intersections of the human condition :)
I guessed some bits, would never have gotten others.
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 06, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Picked this up during a Dunedin meet up in the Octagon. Looking forward to reading it as have just read Anasi's Boys by the same author.

I have left this with my mother to read and shall read it after her. 


Journal Entry 5 by -tui- from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Received from my daughter, and now returning with her to Britain.
This book, which combines past and present, is one which will take some time to read. Well it did me,because it jumped around a lot. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

7 out of 10

People arriving in America bring with them their beliefs and Gods from their old country. But these Gods have been forgotten by most as people worship media, money, and technology.
As the old and new Gods look set to find their place in America, an ex-con called Shadow tries to figure out his role amoung it all.

This is the darkest novel I've read by Gaiman, but it was interesting...although rather long at parts. I think some of it could have been cut. An interesting fusion of various religous beliefs (Nordic, American Indian, Irish, Indian...) 


Journal Entry 7 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, November 10, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This is going out as a book ring

Please PM me if interested. Bookray will remain open until further notice.
NOTE that to send a PM it is more reliable to UN-TICK the check box which would have sent yourself a copy of the pm.
Participants so far:
Wanderingstar8 from UK - will ship in'tl read, no journal entry
FiBe from UK - pref UK, will ship in'tl read
House-Elf from Cananda - will ship in'tl read
glade1 from USA - pref USA shipping read
Bug2004 from USA ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
Annadvarda from Greece - shipping pref to be confirmed read
Tsjara - From Netherlands - prefers EU shipping
Chich - from France - will ship int'l read
Jonniboi - from UK - prefer UK postage, will ship EU if needed read
shelj7k - from Ireland - will ship int'l read
Jneni from Singapore ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
hyper7 - from South Africa - will ship int'l read
allthesepieces - From USA read

sothisdhampir - from USA - will ship int'l<---Book here 12 Feb 2010 STALLED

Replacement bookring being run with a copy supplied by MKtiny
MKtiny - from UK - will post int'l
Gwenindil - from Portugal - prefer EU shipping
cally-c - from UK - prefer EU shipping
tohweiee - China, int'l but prefer Asia postage if possible
RebeccaToh - Malaysia, assumed int'l
sherrisue76 - from USA - USA shipping only
BooksnBeer - from USA - will ship int'l if required
lauraloo - from Canada - will ship int'l
bearyfriend - From Singapore - will ship int'l
martinburo - From UK - will ship int'l

...back to MKtiny

Others to be added in future

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.

How the bookring works:
* Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
* When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but try to get it out to next reader within four weeks)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
* Send the book to the next person on the list (please use the cheapest shipping method available), make release notes (Controlled Release) to let everyone know that it's in the mail

Please feel free to PM me at any time with questions
 


Journal Entry 8 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Friday, November 28, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (11/28/2008 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Posted this book on its way this morning. I hope the future readers of this book enjoy it. 


Journal Entry 9 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Book received, sorry for the delay in journalling. I am half way through it and hope to have it finished and on to the next person within the next two weeks.

So sorry, various life/family factors got in the way but not trying to make excuses. 


Journal Entry 10 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 16, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I have almost finished this book (sorry again for the delay). I have pm'd the next person on the list so if they respond I hope to post this at the weekend.

It has been an interesting read, needed to concentrate at times so didn't get too lost in the story. 


Journal Entry 11 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Now have the address for the next person so will get this in the post this weekend. 


Journal Entry 12 by FiBe at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 02, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (2/28/2009 UTC) at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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This book is continuing its journey - on its way to Canada now. Thanks for letting me take part! 


Journal Entry 13 by house-elf from Brookfield, Nova Scotia Canada on Monday, March 09, 2009

This book has not been rated.

The book has arrived safe and sound in Canada. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 14 by house-elf from Brookfield, Nova Scotia Canada on Saturday, April 18, 2009

5 out of 10

It took me a while to read this one. The premise was interesting and I liked the interaction of various gods from many different cultures. In general though, I found it a bit long. It seemed there were a good number of characters and scenes that seemed to serve very little purpose to the plot and there was no real resolution for some of the plot points.

I prefered Anansi Boys by Gaiman and would read more by him, but overall this was quite a disappointment for me. Thanks for sharing nonetheless. I am interested to read what others think. I will be sending this book out to the next participant in the next couple of days- after pay day arrives :) 


Journal Entry 15 by wingglade1wing from Greensboro, North Carolina USA on Friday, May 15, 2009

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Received in the mail yesterday and already have read more than 60 pages! It really sucked me in, though I'm still adjusting to how gritty it is. I have not read Gaiman before and recently watched the sweet and quirky movie based on Stardust, so was not prepared for the amount of language and crudeness. Now that I've "gotten in the right gear," I think I'll like this one. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingglade1wing at McLeansville, North Carolina -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Interesting read. I'm still trying to decide how I feel about it. It seemed a bit like a hallucinatory trip--in and out of "reality." The premise is interesting but the mixture of all the different mythologies was a bit jarring. I will say it kept me reading and I think it was well-written. The story is just not one that resonated with me. I have started reading Stardust and am liking it better - it's a completely different type of thing.

(This counts twoard the Reduce My TBR Challenge for 2009, because I signed up for the ring in 2008.)

Bug2004 asked to be skipped - she's overwhelmed with bookrings presently. So I mailed this to Annadvarda in Greece on Saturday, first class. 


Journal Entry 17 by annadvarna from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I received it last week and I'll start reading it in a couple of days. Thanks a lot for this bookring, I'm really looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 18 by annadvarna from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Monday, July 06, 2009

7 out of 10

I finished it a couple of days ago and I'm sending it away today. I liked it but I was not as impressed as other people in this ring. I liked all the puns and the etymology games but I didn't like the battles or the bloody parts with the older gods. I felt they were there just because he wanted to make it richer somehow or more horrific for the fans of the genre.
I think it will be the last Gaiman, after Coraline, The Day I swapped my dad for two goldfish and Good Omens. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingTsjarawing from Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, July 11, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Arrived here safely in a cool looking bookcrossing envelope :)
The book looks very well-read and I think it also got a bit wet when the mailman delivered it (it was raining a lot).. so I'll be careful with it.
Thanks KiwiinEngland for hosting the ring and annadvarna for sending it on!
I'll start with this one as soon as I have finished my other ring (also a Gaiman, The Graveyard Book. Funny coincidence). 


Journal Entry 20 by wingTsjarawing from Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

7 out of 10

It was a strange but interesting read. I enjoyed reading about the different gods and religions. Though it did feel a bit slow sometimes and a bit too long.. maybe some parts could have been left out. And sometimes I got a bit irritated with Shadow, he just seems to let everything pass without asking any questions. As if he isn't interested in all those strange happenings.
I have already read Anansi Boys (which I enjoyed very much), so it was fun to see Mr. Nancy appearing here again.
 


Journal Entry 21 by wingTsjarawing at Heiloo, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (7/28/2009 UTC) at Heiloo, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Sent to Chich today. (It was too fat to fit through the mailbox, so had to send it as a package. Should arrive in 4 - 6 days, according to the mail company)

Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 22 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Friday, August 07, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Image hosting by Photobucket Book received today, thanks for passing it on Tsjara and thanks so much for the surprise that came along with it!

Thanks for for starting this ring KiwiinEngland, I'll finish the book I'm reading right now and will get right on to this one:o) 


Journal Entry 23 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, August 17, 2009

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I must admit I was quite disappointed with this book. I think the idea behind is fantastic but the plot development just didn't do it justice. As has been mentioned before by other readers, the book is just too long and parts of it seem completely aimless. Some characters seem to serve no purpose and most of them are not engaging at all. I think the main problem is that it takes ages to reach the climax of the book and when you get there, it just feels "oh, that's it then?". I think Gaiman liked his idea too much and got a bit carried away with, where a more concise story would have made a great book!

I have yet to read "Anansi Boys" and "Stardust" but this is my least favourite Neil Gaiman novel so far...

Thanks for sharing KiwiinEngland:o)

I have PMed Jonniboi and will send him the book ASAP:o) 


Journal Entry 24 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Friday, August 21, 2009

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Book sent to Jonniboi today, enjoy! 


Journal Entry 25 by Jonniboi from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 29, 2009

This book has not been rated.

just got home from holiday, and ended up with a lot of books which have been waiting for me for a while, I am surprised by the state of this book, and I'll be very carful with it! I cannot wait to start it and I shall contact the next person in line now so that I can send it off straight after I have finished it! 


Journal Entry 26 by Jonniboi from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 28, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I'm sorry but will need this a little longer, I'm sorry that I'm holding up the bookring, but will finish it as soon as I can 


Journal Entry 27 by Jonniboi from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

9 out of 10

OH MY GOSH, I have never ever stayed up so late reading a book! At 11pm last night I was on page 429 and I was there with a caffine fulled cup of tea, ready to finish this book! I forced myself not to look at the time at all until I had finished the book, and I also prevented myself from getting bored, by putting a book I needed to post off into a jiffy bag at each chapter... I got to chapter 18 and couldn't be bothered with the stopping of chapters and did endless reading! At the end of the book I looked at the time and it said 6:15am, the first time I have ever stayed up for that long. I then decided to officially wake up and have breakfast at 9am, so I didn't get much sleep which I will know about in the days to come... However don't feel like it was your fault in pressuring me to finish this book, because it wasn't like that and I knew I had to finish it!

I really enjoyed this book (of course I did considering I stayed up for that long) but nearly every book has it's little minor annoyances and this one has 2 that would be better without, and that is the extremely long chapters, it annoyed me and probably was the whole reason for keeping me up that late, and the other annoyance was the extra bits on the end of some chapters and the interludes half way through the book, what is the point of them? I saw no reason to put them in there! If someone could explain please PM me!

Overall I really enjoyed this book and it even made a tear to my eye at some points! A well deserved read and I thank you a lot KiwiinEngland for including me in this bookray, and I also thank you for waiting for me to finish this book!

Shall be sending this book off next wednesday at latest! 


Journal Entry 28 by Jonniboi at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (11/4/2009 UTC) at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland

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sent this book to next person in line, I am ever so sorry for the hold up, but I've been focusing on college work and so I didn't want to behind in college, however it put bookcrossing behind which wasn't such a good idea either. However I now have a little sort of routine now, and so I'm getting on top of things, but I'm pretty much behind on bookcrossing and my money is running out quickly! But I'll get to where I want to be quickly enough! 


Journal Entry 29 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, November 09, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Thank you Jonniboi, American Gods arrived this morning, (on my birthday) and I am really looking forward to reading. I have a book to finish off before I start it, but I hope it won't be more than a couple of days! Thank you also to KiwiinEngland for the Bookray. 


Journal Entry 30 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, November 27, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I'm afraid I can't say I enjoyed American Gods on the whole. Parts of it were great but then other parts dragged. I agree with the readers who felt it was over-long and some of the the plot lines just went nowhere. I think it was a bit too "all over the place" for me. Having said that I am glad I read it and thank KiwiinEngland for the opportunity!

I have Jneni's address but will pm her before mailing.

28 Nov '09: Jneni asks to be skipped will now contact hyper7 


Journal Entry 31 by shelj7k at by mail, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 30, 2009

This book has not been rated.

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The book is on its way to hyper7 in SA! 


Journal Entry 32 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Saturday, December 12, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Got it, thanks! I also received something nice to nibble on while I read, thank you shelj7k!
I am about half way through Doomsday Book, and then I will get started on this.

 


Journal Entry 33 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

9 out of 10

That was very good, thanks!
Will send it along shortly.
 


Journal Entry 34 by hyper7 at Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, December 28, 2009

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Off it goes, enjoy!

 


Journal Entry 35 by allthesepieces from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, January 08, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Oooh, can't wait to get started reading this one! Thanks for sharing! I'll get started soon. 


Journal Entry 36 by allthesepieces at an einen bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 08, 2010

This book has not been rated.

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I tried and tried and tried, but I'm sorry, I just could not get into this book. After about 100 pages, I just decided it would be better to pass it along. Thanks for the chance to read it, anyway!

The book's on its way to Texas. :) Happy Bookcrossing! (Hope everyone enjoys this one more than I did!) 


Journal Entry 37 by sothisdhampir from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Friday, February 12, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Great! I can't wait to start it, I will once I am done with the book I am on now. Thanks you for passing it my way. 


Journal Entry 38 by sothisdhampir from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

7 out of 10

The books is still safely with me, and just waiting for a bit of extra money to ship it on to the next. :)

Overall it was a very enjoyable a book, it had a wonderful dark, and strange read. It had a very Stephen King feel to it, but had all the usual Gaiman trademarks as well. However it did strike me as much to long, and disconnected in some parts. It didn't have quite the same power as "Neverwhere" did for me, but overall a wonderful read. 




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