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American Gods
by Neil Gaiman | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by MKtiny of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on 7/17/2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by MKtiny): permanent collection


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by MKtiny from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Is nothing sacred?

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 the 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 threatens to break.

Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You'll be surprised by what - and who - it finds there... 


Journal Entry 2 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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When I bought this book I was part of another 'American Gods' bookring started by KiwiinEngland. Unfortunately this ring stalled, so this copy will act as a replacement. To review the journals for the stalled ring follow this link below. Thanks to KiwiinEngland for allowing this ring to continue, I hope your copy is returned to you soon.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5272505

MKtiny - from UK - will post int'l
Gwenindil - from Portugal - 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
cally-c - from UK - prefer EU shipping
martinburo - From UK - will ship int'l
bookowl1000 - From China - will ship int'l
disneyfreaksam - From UK - will ship int'l
StewT - From Germany - will ship int'l
fairy-dust - UK - prefer EU shipping
R4Andre - from Portugal - EU shipping
pam99 - From UK - will post int'l --------------------- book here :)

...back to MKtiny 


Journal Entry 3 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 16, 2010

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Loved this story of what living in America does to the ancient gods. Just brilliant.
On its way to China. 


Journal Entry 4 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Got it last evening and am excited to start reading. Unfortunately I have two ray/rings ahead of this one so it will have to wait. But will definitely try to get to it ASAP.

Thank you so much MKtiny! Really like the postcard too. Have always loved products made from recycled paper.

Will journal again after I've read it :) 


Journal Entry 5 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Thursday, September 23, 2010

8 out of 10

Finished it last night. It was a good read for the most part, but the ending was somehow not as loud or as big as I'd thought it would be. It wasn't a bad ending, but it left more to be desired. Gaiman has a style that is quite entertaining, and I wouldn't mind reading more of his works.

This book will be sent off to Malaysia soon.  


Journal Entry 6 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Thursday, October 07, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (10/7/2010 UTC) at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China

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On its way to Malaysia. Enjoy!  


Journal Entry 7 by RebeccaToh at Rawang, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Friday, November 19, 2010

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Received the book. I'm halfway through another book at the moment. Will start on this one real soon.

Thanks Mich! 


Journal Entry 8 by RebeccaToh at Rawang, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/30/2011 UTC) at Rawang, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia

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Sent off to the next reader.

Hope you enjoy it as well as I have.
 


Journal Entry 9 by passionatebklvr at Wynnewood, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 13, 2011

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Just received this in the mail today. As soon as I'm finished with my current read, I'm going to read this next. It looks like a fascinating and fun read! 


Journal Entry 10 by passionatebklvr at Wynnewood, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, June 04, 2011

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I finally finished my current read, whew and am finally ready to start this one tomorrow. I can't wait to get into something fun and totally different. I need some great books this summer and this is one of them, yay! Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 11 by passionatebklvr at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/29/2011 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Shipped out today to Lauraloo29. (Booksnbear asked to be skipped.) I hope you enjoy it more than I did. I only read half of it because I didn't get the whole point of the story. Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 12 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 11, 2011

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Arrived today. Wow! This is a thick book! I will do my best. Started another bookring today. 


Journal Entry 13 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 22, 2011

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I can't get into this book. I have a small mountain of bookrings, so I'm going to send it on its way next week. Thank you for sharing! 


Journal Entry 14 by bearyfriend at Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Indeed, it's a think paperback. Still in the midst of another book, will start on this after that, thanks. The back cover short intro reads just as creative as the names. 


Journal Entry 15 by bearyfriend at Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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I'm sending this off today to the next reader, sorry for not having read it before its due. Saw this book at Borders and got myself a copy hoping I could help in some small ways so that my fave store will stay. Thanks for sending it to me Laura and Mktiny for sharing her replacement copy. Thanks also to KiwiinEngland for including me in this ring.

Have sent out via air. 


Journal Entry 16 by cally-c at Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011

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Arrived yesterday, I'm looking forwards to this one!
Thanks for sending & including me in the ring. 


Journal Entry 17 by cally-c at Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

10 out of 10

I loved this book - it's an amazing tale of the old Gods in America & what happens if people stop believing in them.

Thank you for sharing - I'll PM martinburo & pop this is the post asap.

(A few of the pages are loose, so I'll do a small repair.) 


Journal Entry 18 by martinburo at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, October 21, 2011

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Thanks, got this earlier this week, am reading it now. It's gripping. 


Journal Entry 19 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, December 10, 2011

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This book has arrived in China.

Martinburo was supposed to send me a book from a different ring and accidentally sent me the wrong book. It is a strange twist of fate that I should be sent a book that has been on my wishlist for a while.

Thanks to Martinburo for offering to reimburse me for the postage, but as it is a book that I do actually want to read, and hopefully will get enjoyment from it, I will be happy to send it on to where it was supposed to go.

Coincidently, at this same time I was tagged in the wishlist tag game by someone who offered to send me this book. I think that me reading this book is just meant to be. Unlikely I will finish this side of Christmas though.

 


Journal Entry 20 by bookowl1000 at Kyoto / 京都市, Kyoto-fu Japan on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Packed this book for my holiday in Japan. Hopefully, it will be read before my return to China. 


Journal Entry 21 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Monday, January 02, 2012

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After flying to Japan via Shanghai, the arrived safely in Tokyo Japan, then accompanied me on my travels to Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka and back to Tokyo. It is now back home with me in Foshan, China waiting to be sent on to the next person.

The road trip aspects of the story did appeal to me, perhaps because I was reading the book while travelling. What I found most intriguing was the idea that Gods are only powerful when someone believes in them that they need to be worshiped, and are weak and lost without it. They are only gods when believed to be gods. Very true I think.

There is such a variety of gods in the story, ones that had travelled to the US with a variety of different characters with interesting stories. Is the country now filled with people who have lost contact with their roots, or is it natural that cultural beliefs should develop and change over time? Perhaps the old gods should give up the fight and accept their time is over.

A very enjoyable story, but it did kind of fizzle out a bit towards the end. 


Journal Entry 22 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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Just butting in. Wow! what a road trip this book has been on. Thanks for your input bookowl1000. I will go on the forum and see if the ring can be extended. 


Journal Entry 23 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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I was going to put this in the post to disneyfreaksam, then I realised that this weekend a colleague is flying back to the UK for the Chinese New Year holiday. She has offered to post it for me at the other end of the journey. That will be much quicker than posting from China where, for example, a postcard to my mum in the UK has taken 7 weeks to arrive. 


Journal Entry 24 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Monday, January 16, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/16/2012 UTC) at Foshan, Guangdong China

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Th ebook will be in the UK by now, so should be in the post soon. 


Journal Entry 25 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2012

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Received today. I will finish my current read and then start on this monster. 


Journal Entry 26 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 12, 2012

8 out of 10

Amazing book. What an imagination Neil Gaiman has. I will send on next week when I am back from holiday. 


Journal Entry 27 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/28/2012 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Didnt get a reply from StewT so off to fairy-dust you go. Have a nice journey 


Journal Entry 28 by fairy-dust at Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 01, 2012

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Picked this up from the post office today. Thanks disneyfreaksam!

I had started another book just yesterday but will put it aside in favour of this beast! Really don't remember it being this big when I've looked at it in the bookshop! Looking forward to reading it though. 


Journal Entry 29 by fairy-dust at Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 22, 2012

8 out of 10

Since seeing the film version of Stardust, I've been meaning to give a Neil Gaiman book a try. This is the one I've had my eye on for a while and after hearing that they're developing a TV series I thought this was a good place to start.

I like most things to do with Gods so this was an interesting view on the subject. I too like the idea that gods are only gods when someone believes them to be so. I liked the themes of redemption and the idea that even "normal" people can have god-like qualities as well.

There's a quote on the front of the book that says "Gaiman has a rich imagination..." and that's definitely true. I don't know how he comes up with half of the story and there's definitely some weird (and sometimes possibly disturbing!) images in the book!! That's not a bad thing though - I really enjoyed it! And I'd really appreciate any recommendations of the next Gaiman book to try.

Thanks for offering this up MKtiny! I've contacted the next person along and will post this on as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 30 by fairy-dust at Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 05, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/3/2012 UTC) at Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom

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Sent on to R4Andre a couple of days ago. Thanks for sharing MKtiny! 


Journal Entry 31 by R4Andre at Celorico da Beira, Guarda Portugal on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

9 out of 10

I loved the book. Unfortenately, shortly after I recieved (and read) the book, there were some private issues (health) that made me neglect a lot of stuff (including bookcrossing). Anyway, almost an year late, I contacted the next person in the ring.
I'm really sorry! 


Journal Entry 32 by R4Andre at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Sent to Pam99 


Journal Entry 33 by wingpam99wing at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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wow - this book has been around the world! I'm on a ring book just now and will go on to this one next - apart from anything else, we're in the middle of moving house so everything else is packed up! (and this was the first book to arrive at my new address!) 


Journal Entry 34 by wingpam99wing at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, April 14, 2013

7 out of 10

a very strange and at times rambling book - possibly not the best read when you're in the middle of a house move, as I kept forgetting where I was up to or what was happening! I liked the premise of the story and the idea of the gods travelling with the immigrants to the new world, but I felt it lost itself towards the end, and I wasn't sure about the 'storm'/war... overall glad I read it but not my usual reading at all.

Will pm MKtiny for an address for this well travelled book to finally go home! 


Journal Entry 35 by wingpam99wing at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (4/18/2013 UTC) at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom

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on its way back to MKtiny in a rather large envelope - it's a fat book!! 


Journal Entry 36 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 19, 2013

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It's home, safe and sound after two and a half years travelling the world. The original ring started was started in 2009 by Kiwii England, then stalled in Texas after travelling through Ireland, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Canada, South Africa and the USA.
This copy took over in 2010 and has traveled to China, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, back to Canada and the US, then the UK and Portugal before arriving home again. A truly global ring. It will go back into my permanent collection and may travel again although it is looking a bit frail now. Thanks to everyone who took part. Claire x 


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