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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Jan 01, 09

bookshelves: science-fantasy
Read in August, 2002

This is my all-time (so far, keep writing, Neil!) favorite Neil Gaiman novel.

This is the first of Gaiman's books in which the ancient gods have adapted to the modern world--and some modern gods are in competition with them, too. And so we enter a universe that's all around us, but of which we're barely aware--and the protagonist, Shadow, is drawn into a war between the New Gods and the Old Gods.

The best thing about this book is that unlike most books that try to draw in ancient mythology, these gods are not Greek. Odin. Eostre. Bast. Loki. Anansi. Neil Gaiman knows his stuff, fellow mythology buffs. And he writes a good read that anyone can enjoy (currently my mom has my copy, and I might not get it back).

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