American Gods [TV Tie-In]: A Novel
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Later: Interesting mix of vignettes and an over-arching war-of-old-gods-vs-new storyline, with bad-luck-magnet Shadow Moon as the focus character. I tended to like the vignettes best; they ranged from early Vikings bringing their own gods to the New World to a sweet/hot lusty encounter between a hapless salesman and a taxi-driving djinn, and touched on many different deities and the ways in which they wound up in the New World. [Some of the TV series' versions of these were different from the ones in the book, but I enjoyed those too.]
There's humor, horror, loss and regret, bold moves and blunders - and some thoughtful bits about the nature of belief and the clash of cultures. I still prefer Gaiman's short fiction, but this was worth reading.
[There's a TV Tropes page on the novel, with some entertaining tidbits.]
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