American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition) - Neil Gaiman

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition)

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
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From 279 Ratings

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

  • Wow!

    5
    By DocEvans007
    Loved the Sandman series and when my friend told me about this book I picked it up. Amazing read! Characters, plot, and pace are superb. This is one of those books that you have to read. I also liked the excerpts of audio.
  • DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS VERSION

    5
    By RyanMeredith
    I've purchased & downloaded hundreds of iBooks to my iPad over the years. However, this iBook is the first one that I could not download. I'm not sure if the file is corrupt or what the situation is. I spent 2 hours and tried every single trick I know (restarting my iPad; deleting & reinstalling iBooks; etc). No matter what I did, this ebook would NOT download. Download one of the other versions of 'American Gods' instead.
  • Great author. Great book.

    5
    By Brien8
    This novel has a fantasy feel to it, while still being rooted in modern America. It blends mythology with the trappings of our current culture. It is a great book, well written with interesting characters and a creative premise.The main character is likable, and it is interesting seeing his thought process and motivations while going through very extraordinary circumstances. This was the first of Neil Gaiman's books that I read. I really enjoy Gaiman's writing, and have read most of his books - all of which I enjoyed, but American Gods is my favorite.
  • One of my favorite reads, ever.

    5
    By AntnyRo
    Recommend this book to Everyone!