Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.
One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
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3 Tage nach Weihnachten ausgelesen. Das ist immer ein großes Kompliment für ein Buch. Und dieses kann man guten Gewissens weiter empfehlen. Amerika als Schmelztiegel der Götter verknüpft mit einem Roadtrip, der die verschiedenen Facetten dieses großen Landes beschreiben will.
Most fabulous book ever to be written. Neil Gaiman actually IS the (not-so) American God
The start of the story was somewhat vague to me. All of the names each god was known by- coupled with the intertwining story lines- was a bit overwhelming and hard to keep track of, but all does come together in the end. Like many GR reviewers, the author's intention of comparing Shadow to Jesus went over my head.