Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming — a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.
One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.

Neil Gaiman is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include The Sandman comic book series, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman’s writing has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal.

Reading because:
American Gods is currently the selection for the @1B1T2010 Twitter community for One Book, One Twitter project. Hashtag: #1b1t. Reading underway!


Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods)
talks about his writing style on ThinkTalk

Neil Gaiman tells ThinkTalk viewers about his writing style.

Authors@Google: Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman visits Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters to speak about his book, “Fragile Things.” This event took place on October 3, 2006, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Gaiman reading American Gods
Neil Gaiman reading a small passage from American Gods Mantua – Italy September 8 2008

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3 Responses to Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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  2. JokiLoki22 says:

    Definitely would have to say that this is probably the best book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a lot of different books including quite a bit of classic literature. Unmatched writing by an unmatched author.

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