American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars

Genre: Mythology, Fantasy Fiction, Urban Fiction

635 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by William Morrow


About this Book:

Now a TV Series produced by FremantleMedia North America available internationally on Amazon, exclusively through Prime Video and starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.
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.

My Review:

Becoming a Neil Gaiman reader is the best thing I have done in a while. Quitting contemporary genre is turning out to be the right choice for I have never enjoyed a thing like this so much.
Modern Mythology.
Who could have thought?
With old Gods trying to survive in this world ( Modern America) and New Gods hell-bent on getting rid of them, Shadow just got caught in the middle somehow.
From here the story is quite enjoyable, highly dosed with action, brutality, paranormal and it tests your faith in fiction again and again but what won the show for me once again was the writing.

“Every hour wounds, the last one kills.”
And the ending did kill me indeed. 

I love the way the author has weaved the story combining mythology, philosophies and literary fiction and with such strong and unforgettable characters.

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