Okay, so it’s another of my favorite authors. Sue me. This was a not-so-random pick, mostly because I’ve decided to re-read it.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman’s, American Gods, is about a man named Shadow, who has just gotten out of prison, and eager to put his life right. Excited to see his wife again, he learns that she was killed in a terrible car accident just before his release.
On his way to the funeral, he meets a man calls himself Mr. Wednesday who wants him to do a job, and is willing to pay. He knows more about Shadow than seems possible.
Now, I’m not quite sure how much more to say about the book without giving away all the great oddities and twists and turns Mr. Gaiman sets up in this story. There are Gods, magic coins, and the return of one dead wife. He makes it easy to suspend one’s belief and just enjoy the amazing tale he’s woven for us. I wish I had half this mans talent for writing. I really love his work.
Anyway, if you’re curious about the old gods, like Odin and Anubis, and what might have happened to them, all wonderfully etched into the path of a man named Shadow, this is a definite must read. You won’t be disappointed.
Rank: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
*Rankings are based on a scale of 1-5 stars. The average being 3.