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Anyone read "American Gods" ?


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Sounds kinda interesting...

Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired. Shadow agrees to help Wednesday, and they whirl through a psycho-spiritual storm that becomes all too real in its manifestations. For instance, Shadow's dead wife Laura keeps showing up, and not just as a ghost--the difficulty of their continuing relationship is by turns grim and darkly funny, just like the rest of the book.

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Yes, I have. A great story. Excellent idea, from a writer that is full of them. He also wrote the book "Neverwhere" which if you like American Gods will make you happy too. Definitely worth the read given the amount of crap out there--my attitude is due to the fact that my last three impulse purchases of authors I have no clue about were less than memorable and a waste of my time, but the upside is I'm due.

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