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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Jan 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: favourite, fantasy, fiction, world-booknight-2012
Read from December 29, 2009 to January 02, 2010

Quite a large book .. over 600 pages long and a bit of a challenge but well worth the effort. Once I had familiarised myself with Gaiman's version of the world I thoroughly enjoyed it. Always intriguing and downright bizarre at times Neil uses mythology, magic and legend and mixes them with modern day themes of consumerism and greed (the new Gods). I thought Shadow was an excellent central character, I didn't start off liking him particularly but ended up quite fond. The only problem with the book that it is, for me, a little graphic and crude in places. Other than that I thought it was fantastic.

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“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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