Tuesday, September 30, 2014
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
(pb; 2001: loosely linked to Anansi Boys)
From the back cover:
"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 introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.
"He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same."
American is an epic - in the truest sense of the word - and entertaining novel that mixes humor, various mythologies, American history and landscapes, and murderous characters. There are some great characters and excellent writing in this one. Worth owning, this.