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American Gods

Title: American Gods
By: Neil Gaiman

American Gods offers an answer to the question: What happens to the gods of different cultures when their followers emigrate to the United States? Do the gods follow them? Do they have influence here? How do Norse gods get along with Aztec gods? Gaiman describes the journey of Shadow, traveling the line between human and myth in a wonderful epic story. I warn you that it is a story that begs to be reread but will not disappoint with each reading. If you are intrigued with mythology you will enjoy this book and you will find truth. As Gaiman says, “it goes without saying that all of the people, living, dead, and otherwise in this story are fictional or used in a fictional context. Only the gods are real.”

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Posted by Ruby Boggs on Sept. 2, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.


January 11, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.:

I loved this book too. It was fun making a list of all the gods encountered in the story.

February 22, 2011 at 6:22 p.m.:

Wow! What an engrossing, gripping and intelligently written story.

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