American GodsBook - 2011
From Library Staff
"One of my favorite books of all time. American Gods gives an extremely interesting look into the concept of belief and, at the same time, weaves an addictive story of the travels and experiences of the bodyguard of a god." Also available in print and on audio to download.
CRRL_CraigGraziano Apr 04, 2017
Shadow just got out of prison when he is approached with a new job offer from the mysterious Mr. Wednesday. A war is brewing between the gods of the old world and flashy new deities, Internet, Credit Cards, and Television. Neil Gaiman has crafted a modern fantasy masterwork in this exploration of... Read More »
A convict named Shadow Moon finds himself caught in the struggle between ancient gods and contemporary deities in modern-day America.
Upon his release from prison, a widower accepts a job as a bodyguard and joins the battle between the gods of yore and the neoteric gods of present-day America.
Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introdu... Read More »
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
MERAJ AHMED KHAN thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
Sexual Content: Contains some sexual content
Coarse Language: There is swearing, but it did not feel excessive.
Violence: Has some scenes depicting violence or the aftermath of violence.
Coarse Language: Used in conjunction with the sexual content at times. Other times swearing is prevalent with R-rated language. But language is carefully controlled to an extent and not used unneedlessly.
QuotesAdd a Quote
“Hey," said Shadow. "Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are."
The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
"Say 'Nevermore,'" said Shadow.
"Fuck you," said the raven.”
The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the ghosts of long-dead cookies.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Possibly one of the greatest pieces of modern Literature by a writer who is surely one of he greatest literary treasures of our time. Gaiman weaves a complex and epic tale of Old World deities surviving adapting and warring in the New World, bereft of the believers that brought them there.