Nora's Reviews > American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Oct 03, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: lit, urban-fantasy, class
Read from April 03 to November 16, 2012

This book was... more than I wanted it to be. Denser, longer, more complex. These are aspect I enjoy separately, but together... I feel like I would much prefer this book as an academic read than for leisure.

The pace did pick up significantly in the last third though -- that is to say, nearly all the activity happens then, and the protagonist begins to develop some personality, which helped tremendously. The endgame was very well done, but not quite enough to redeem the tedium of the beginning. 3 stars.

PS: I feel like I would like this book better in reread. I'll make a mental note to come back to it in a few years.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read American Gods.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

04/02/2012 page 27
04/04/2012 page 103
17.0% 2 comments
show 14 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.