Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: American Gods


About American Gods

• Paperback: 576 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; The Tenth Anniversary Edition, with TV Tie-in jacket art (March 28, 2017)

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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

PLUS… don’t miss American Gods: The Official Coloring Book, featuring illustrations by Yvonne Gilbert, Craig Phillips, and Jon Proctor. Indulge your inner artist and revel in the stunning imagery of the gods and people, places and artifacts of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

Purchase Links for the TV Tie-in Paperback

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Review: Neil Gaiman...ah...his writing for me is a bit like Douglas Adams. It leaves me confused and gobsmacked.

American Gods was like a more cohesive and much longer Dirk Gentley novel. This book is a chunker for me. (well over 500 pages)

I expected to finish this one in a week, but that was not to be. This book is one that must be read slowly because Neil Gaiman brings so much to the story and some of it makes you wonder how it is going to figure in with the rest of the story.

I really found myself warming to Shadow from the very beginning. For an ex-con, he was very likable.

The story is full of twists and turns. My best description would be that it was a wild ride. Its the first in a series, and I guess Neil Gaiman will be getting more of my money

Rating : 5 flowers

About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Find out more about Neil at his website, find all his books at his online bookstore, and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, tumblr, Twitter, and his blog.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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