American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition - Neil Gaiman

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
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Description

Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and majesty of American Gods in this beautiful reissue of the Author's Preferred Text edition. Featuring a new preface by Neil Gaiman in honor of the novel's 20th anniversary, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece.

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic 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—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.

Reviews

  • Fascinating Read

    5
    By Jacob Barker
    I absolutely loved this book. I found myself texting a friend who had already read it when I got to certain points in the book, and I loved using the “look up” feature to help me get a grasp of all the mythology. I’d give it another star if I was able.
  • Sublime and Surreal

    5
    By CheezitTerminator
    I adore stories with so many levels; philosophical, magical, action, dramatic arcs,snappy dialogue. Even more, I enjoy a story that is complete at all those levels. Take what you found, be it a new philosophical mindset or a rueful shake of the head at roadside tourist traps. Happy Trails!
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Aurelia5
    I liked everything about this book. And I liked that it was so long. I feel like I’ve been in his world. I’ll look at people I meet much more carefully now.
  • Easy Reading for the Thinking Man

    4
    By Khaleel O.
    What I liked most about this book was the author’s style of writing. His easygoing style and flow make it a pleasure and a breeze to read. No words, scenarios or characters are wasted. No loose ends. No cheapness. The story is amazing and juicy with enough excitement to keep you hooked and entertained. The only complaint is that it feels rushed, even lazily written at times. Almost as if the author didn’t care to fill in certain details which would have added value. He jumps from scene to scene a bit too quickly and you feel as if he is eager to get to the next plot point.
  • No author like Gaiman

    5
    By -Southern-Charm
    Do Gods walk among us humans? If they do, Neil Gaiman tells us their backstory.
  • Great Book But Glitchy File

    4
    By AMZinn
    Excellent book but the actual file seems to be very glitchy—getting a lot of blank pages and duplicate pages.
  • Quirky

    3
    By traipse
    A quirky read more than anything. Great middle school reading material with lots of incomplete thoughts and a story that grows tedious.
  • Wow!

    5
    By Desde Luego
    It has been a long time since I have read a novel that I could not put down. I was up well after midnight just to learn what would happen next. This book deserves all the awards it has won.
  • Phenomenal Read

    5
    By Revitalized Reader
    It’s hard to find a book that pulls you in and doesn’t let go until the end. This book had me invested in every way from the get go. Neil Gaiman does a spectacular job of weaving an emotional, thrilling, and magical story about a regular man in a chaotic world of gods. From mythology to mystery, this book proved that it was a phenomenal read.
  • What?

    5
    By Just a thought. Just a smirk.
    It started me at the last page and I was so confused