American Gods by Neil Gaiman(97 ratings)
|Submitted by Anonymous |
This book was excellent in every way. The main character, Shadow, was easy to relate with and Gaiman did a fabulous job at garnering my sympathies (this was one of the few novels I've read where I've been genuinely concerned for the characters). The plot itself was unique and like nothing I've ever read before. There really is a sense of magic to the story, something I almost never see in other books. If their was any doubt that Gaiman couldn't write real novels, this book will erase all those doubts (he's really come a long way since his graphic novel days). I can't even truly express what makes this novel special, you just have to read it for yourself. I read this book four times in a row and it never lost it's charm.
|Submitted by Thomas Sounness |
Neil impresses me .. mostly because he mixes up cultural mythology within today's crunchy edged society. The worlds he creates for us to read are part of today's cars and buses and trains and roads and political states, but there is this new level, a new layer, extra overlay that is revealed. It matches with the real world we all know, but this extra level is well realized, quite believable and I find it sitting well on it's own internal logic. Not all science fiction/fantasy novel do this for me.
|Submitted by mario cosic |
I read this book about 7 or 8 months ago and only here i have had an opportunity to review it- It's not an easy read this book. Shortly it's about a black man named Shadow who after leaving prison starts working for mr. Wednesday, an old man who seems to be an exceptional and a proffesional cheater and swindler, but above all he is immensely interested in hiring our hero and keeping him always at the edge of some really weird things that are happening around them- you gotta read this one because telling you about it isn't fair.