American Gods

by Neil Gaiman | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0380789035 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Zoe1971 of Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 1/21/2008
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Zoe1971 from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 21, 2008
This is my 500th book registered!

blurb:

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.
Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.
He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same.

"Gaiman is a treasure house... we are lucky to have him." - Stephen King

Journal Entry 2 by Zoe1971 from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 21, 2008
This book will be travelling as a bookring.

Participants:

1. Schneefee, Dortmund
2. delfinnetti, Siegen
3. tigertatze, Berlin
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10. Popitze, Cologne

and back home to me, Zoe1971, Cologne.

Journal Entry 3 by Zoe1971 at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 24, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (1/24/2008 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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The book starts its travel via snail-mail from Cologne to Herdecke...

Good luck, little book!

Journal Entry 4 by Schneefee from Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Fortunately this one arrived safely (since I'm having quite a few problems with my Packstation lately).
I'll start reading immediately.

Journal Entry 5 by Schneefee from Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, March 03, 2008
Hm, to tell the truth - I liked the "Anansi Boys" more.
The American Gods seem to be a bit more drawn-out in the middle - but maybe it just seemed to be like that, because I hardly had time to read more than a few pages during the last weeks.

Anyway, I really loved this one, too!

Journal Entry 6 by wingdelfinnettiwing from Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The book arrived at my "Packstation" this morning. Since Anansi Boys arrived two weeks ago I will be able to read them in chronological order. I´m afraid a couple of other rings arrived ahead of it, but I will hurry. Thank´s for mailing and "rining" the book.

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Edit 18.03.2008:
Last to arrive first to read, but only because I have kept "Anansi Boys" for a couple of weeks allready and there are some people waiting for that one (and yes, I want to read them in order).
I am somewhere around page 150. Starts off very interesing, even though I have not quit got the hang of those jumpes to the past. But I suppose it will all clear up eventually. I have this nagging feeling that I should go and read the Edda bevor going on to read this one.

Spoiler in white - mark to read.
What I found a bit unlogical was, that Shadow was able to give a name to Odin after that ride on the carussel. Yes he definetly should have realised that that could not have been a normal human beeing, but someone with his background (he didn´t come over as a reading type, save for coin tricks) knowing that mythology? There´d be few enough of those I finished "Abi" with that could have identyfied Odin on those "hints". Some nordish god would be the best you would get. One friend of mine, who named her children Heimdall and Freya, excluded ;-)

Edit 24.03.2008:
Ok, things got a little clearer along the way, even though the sudden jumps into ancient history still were interupting the story in an unnerving fashion. A really different book. I am missing some, at least for this book important, gods in my educational background - I think some things would be easyer to understand if I knew more about them. I started to suspect the outcome only a couple of pages bevor I read it, and it didn´t happen quite the way I expected it to. The thing with the lake though, seemed obvious from the start. There are some books I enjoed more but it was a good read nevertheless. And I have Anansi Boys here - so I can go right on reading...
Thanks a lot for the ring. I´m going to ask for the next adress right away.

Journal Entry 7 by wingdelfinnettiwing from Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, March 29, 2008
Since yesterday the book is on it´s way to Berlin to tigertatze. Thanks a lot for the ring. Have fun reading everybody!

Journal Entry 8 by tigertatze from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Friday, April 04, 2008
Das Buch ist schon gestern bei mir ngekommen! Danke fürs Schicken!

Journal Entry 9 by tigertatze from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Monday, May 19, 2008
Auf Seite 264 habe ich aufgegeben. Obwohl ich sehr gespannt auf das Buch war, bin ich einfach nicht richtig in die Geschichte reingekommen. Und länger wollte ich auf den angekündigten "Sturm" nicht warten.
Die Episoden mit Laura und die ägyptischen Götter haben mir gut gefallen.

Aber ich hab hier noch Anansi Boys, angeblich liest sich das flüssiger...

Das Buch ist unterwegs zu Popitze.

Journal Entry 10 by Popitze from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, May 24, 2008
The book arrived yesterday, thanks a lot! Since I am the last in line I hope it doesn't matter if I finish my current book first?!

25.06.2008
This was just my cup of tea! A thrilling and fantastic read - although sometimes it made me feel a little ignorant, for I knew (or recognized) only few of the ancient gods... [Because of that and of my immortal curiosity wikipedia was a good friend while reading the book. ;-) And I learned surprisingly, that my boyfriend has a notion of egyptian gods - oh my!]
Now I'm impatiently awaiting "Anansi Boys" to arrive, which is a bookring im taking part in, too. But by now I am already quite sure, that I will buy a copy of this book (and probably of any book by Neil Gaiman I can get hold of) for my private collection. Thank you so much for sharing, Zoe1971!

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