American Gods: Author's Perferred Text (Paperback)

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It's hard to summarize this book into a few lines, but the basic premise is this: as immigrants come to America, they bring their gods with them, and as they assimilate their gods become mostly normal people, having to work for a living while dreaming about their past lives. Enter into this world a man named Wednesday, who is preparing for a war between the old gods and the new ones that are growing more powerful in modern America--the gods of finance, technology, and Hollywood. Prepare to be blown away by this epic novel by the master of fantasy--seriously this novel deserves to be read, savored, and read again.

— Andrew

It's hard to summarize this book into a few lines, but the basic premise is this: as immigrants come to America, they bring their gods with them, and as they assimilate their gods become mostly normal people, having to work for a living while dreaming about their past lives. Enter into this world a man named Wednesday, who is preparing for a war between the old gods and the new ones that are growing more powerful in modern America--the gods of finance, technology, and Hollywood. Prepare to be blown away by this epic novel by the master of fantasy--seriously this novel deserves to be read, savored, and read again.

— Andrew

Description


Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.

About the Author


Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Praise For…


American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic."
-Teller, of Penn & Teller

“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive; a picaresque journey across America where the travelers are even stranger than the roadside attractions.”
-George R. R. Martin

"American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted."
-Jane Lindskold, author of Changer and

“Gaiman understands the shape of stories.”
-Patrick Rothfuss, www.tor.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062080233
ISBN-10: 0062080237
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Pages: 541
Language: English