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American Gods
by Neil Gaiman | Literature & Fiction
Registered by mafarrimond of Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on 2/17/2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by wandering-B): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Within just a few pages of Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods, he commandingly reveals that he is at his considerable best with this disturbing and dark journey into the hidden soul of America. Gaiman, one of the most talented and imaginative writers at work today, achieved nigh-legendary status with his comic Sandman, which took the genre to heights that even the equally talented Alan Moore had not attained; Gaiman's subsequent career as a novelist has displayed the same glittering inventiveness and exquisite use of language.

Gaiman's protagonist Shadow has patiently done his time in prison. But as the moment of his release approaches, he begins to sense that some unnamed disaster is lying in wait for him. As he makes his way home, he encounters the mysterious Mr Wednesday, who appears to be both a refugee from a distant country at war and the King of America. And perhaps even a god. As Shadow and Mr Wednesday begin a bizarre odyssey across the United States, solving murders is only one of their accomplishments. With an epic storm of supernatural origin brewing, one questions whether they will be destroyed before Shadow pays the price for grim mistakes in his past. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing from Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal on Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Received this today
through the European Pay it forward Bookrelay.
Thanks for offering it, mafarrimond!>
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Sunday, May 01, 2011

7 out of 10

Interesting concept - gods exist because they are believed in... I had hoped it isn't about any Christian belief, and indeed it isn't... Nordic, Celtic, Egyptian, Indian... The "implementation" in my opinion didn't really live up to that brilliant idea, sometimes I found it a bit lengthy and tedious. Still, a good read, unconventional, unique, lots of plot twists and turns. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Wishlist Surprise, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 01, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/2/2011 UTC) at Wishlist Surprise, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Surprise for you!
Happy reading!
 


Journal Entry 5 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, May 13, 2011

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Yeey, I was very surprised indeed to find this book waiting for me! Thanks you so much for sending it my way Apoloniax, I've been wanting to read this book for a while now!! Big hug from Belgium!! 


Journal Entry 6 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Saturday, December 17, 2011

10 out of 10

I absolutely loved this book. From the ideas about deities and their pantheons (although not entirely new, Terry Pratchett uses the same idea in Small Gods, but then again he and Neil have worked together a lot) to every little plot twist and turn. It all came together flawlessly in the end for me.
Thanks for sending it to me, Apoloniax! I think Neil Geiman is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.

(reserved for wandering-B) 


Journal Entry 7 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/11/2012 UTC) at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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On its way to someone who has it on their wishlist as a little RABCK surprise. I hope you'll enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 8 by wandering-B at Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Thank you so much for this wish-list surprise! I've been wanting to read this for quite some time! 


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