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Neil Gaiman - American Gods (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.70
SKU B000581
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 2001 (This Ed. 2005)
  • ISBN : 9780755322817
  • SKU : B000581
  • SSP : SP540gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.

Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America.

You'll be surprised by what - and who - it finds there . . .

"In this unique love letter to the United States, Gaiman manages to celebrate its underground spiritual traditions, glory in the magnificence of its landmarks, landscapes, and bizarre tourist traps, and - most important - both mourn and venerate its pagan (often immigrant) gods in decline, battered and diminished though they may be by the shallowness and speed of our technological world.

The gods are indeed the best part of this very good book: degenerate and threadbare, yet still gods, capable of inspiring both allegiance and terror.

Gaiman loves not only fantasy, but also mystery and horror, and here he has constructed a book which fulfils the genre requirements of all.

The plot is complicated and crammed with marvels: the beginning promises pleasures and horrors, the middle disturbs the balance, and the ending surprises and yet satisfies" - Goodreads Review.

"A very fine and imaginative writer" - The Times.

'Gaiman has a rich imagination . . . and an ability to tackle large themes' - Philip Pullman.

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