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Publisher Description

Destined to be a treasure for the millions of fans who made American Gods an internationally bestselling phenomenon, this beautifully designed and illustrated collectible edition of Neil Gaiman’s revered masterpiece features enlightening and incisive notes throughout by award-winning annotator and editor Leslie S. Klinger.

A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

This annotated volume of the Author’s Preferred Text features analysis from Leslie S. Klinger. His trenchant commentary identifies gods and supernatural beings, elucidates key phrases, and shows how Gaiman built his award-winning novel, giving readers unparalleled insight into the story and into Gaiman’s creative process and authorial decisions. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2011
June 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
784
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited
SIZE
8
MB

Customer Reviews

JDubGV ,

To Each Their Own

First, Gaiman is a master story teller. At its roots, this book is exactly that.

I've read reviews ranging from one star ( pointless, too much going on, confusing, erratic, all over the place etc.), to those who thoroughly enjoyed it ( where I'd say 85 percent do ).

This was an amazing read for me. Lots going on, yes. But not in a confusing or labouring fashion. I hung off of every word and I haven't read a book that I couldn't put down like this one, in a long time. Amazing characters ( there are a lot but they all play their role wonderfully),
exciting plot advancement.

Take a shot with it, just go in and enjoy the book for what it is, a unique story. The rest will follow

mikedenc ,

American Gods

A fantastic novel. It's up there in the pantheon of Peter Straub's "Ghost story",Clive Barker's "The Great and Secret show", Dan Simmons "Carrion Comfort" and of course,Stephen King's "The Stand". A must read.

MeepMeepGronk ,

Favourite Book of all time!

I love the characters, the settings, the story, the history, the gods, the everything! Sure, it can be a bit “all over the place” when switching back and forth between separate groups, but in all honesty I didn’t find it hard to follow at all, and was interested in every single one of the character’s actions.

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