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American Gods
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March 1, 2012
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March 30, 2012
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Letitia
Apr 07, 2009 Letitia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is not a lot left for me to say about this classic tome that hasn't been said. It's dark, intriguing, challenging, and wonderful, in the actual sense of the word.

Gaiman has essentially made himself the anthropologist of America, and done it shockingly well. This book almost serves better as a fantastical retelling of American lore, ethnic strife and history than it does a fantasy novel. My favorite parts, in fact, were not Shadow's story, but the vignettes that followed side characters thr
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Kate
Jun 03, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. It was the first of Gaiman's I had read and it kept me absorbed - something that is hard to do these days - I have pregnant person brain.
Jill
Jul 16, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I listened to this book during my horrendous commute and enjoyed it very much. It took a bit to get into, and really understand what was going on, as the story is a bit strange (it is fantasy, and so are many of the characters. There were lots of interesting thoughts and ideas floating around the story. I found myself thinking about the story and the characters (such as: who was that character and what really did just happen?) long after I had gotten out of the car. I was sorry to have the story ...more
Rebecca NJ
Dec 15, 2013 Rebecca NJ marked it as own-to-be-read  ·  review of another edition
M. A.  Noeth
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renee g
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Sara
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Kim
May 16, 2013 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Elizabeth Hull
Jan 03, 2013 Elizabeth Hull rated it it was amazing
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Allison Riechert
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Viènna
Sep 09, 2011 Viènna rated it it was amazing
Rachel
Apr 24, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Robert
Nov 01, 2010 Robert rated it really liked it
Adrianna
Sep 24, 2010 Adrianna marked it as to-read
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Terri FL
Sep 20, 2010 Terri FL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Laura
Jun 28, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rose
Feb 18, 2010 Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carol
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Mara
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Amanda
Jul 31, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Jennifer
Jul 01, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Jennifer
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Colleen
Jun 17, 2009 Colleen marked it as to-read
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