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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

Написано Neil Gaiman

Озвучено Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes и Full Cast

Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд



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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the 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. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies...and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing – an epic war for the very soul of America – and that he is standing squarely in its path.

A HarperAudio production.

Дата выпуска21 июн. 2011 г.

Neil Gaiman

NEIL GAIMAN was awarded the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book. His other books for younger readers include Coraline (which was made into an Academy-Award-nominated film) and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (which wasn’t). Born in England, he has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. You can learn more at www.mousecircus.com.

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  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    I thought this book was very interesting and had a unique voice. I loved that all the ancient gods are living among us, slowly fading away as they are forgotten. I liked the portrayal of the new gods media, technology, roads, etc.

    The book follows Shadow, and ex-con who finds himself right in the middle of a war between the old and the new gods. In order to really enjoy this book, you just have to give yourself over to it and go where it takes you. This is basically what Shadow does, and what the reader should do to.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    Not quite as great as I was expecting coming from Neil Gaiman, but still a decent read.
  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    I'm not much for fantasy, but the premise of this book sounded interesting - the gods of the old countries have been brought over to America years ago, but worship of them has declined, and there is about to be war with the "new" gods of the Internet, television, credit cards, etc. Unfortunately the execution was disappointing.I thought I knew a lot about mythology - and I do of Greek and Roman. The gods in this book are of all other origins (Norse, African, Egyptian, Hindu, etc.) and they are all in disguise. While I was able to figure out who a few of them were on my own (sometimes due to their aliases), it was frustrating to miss some of the subtleties of the novel due to my lack of knowledge. So, those of you with extensive knowledge or interest in other mythologies may really enjoy this book.The illustration of a highway at night on the cover is telling, as much of this story takes place on the road (albeit by air at times), criss-crossing America. One fan has mapped it out and it totals nearly 23,000 miles. At times, though, it seemed that travel was the only thing happening in the novel, and I found much of the other action to be confusing.If I hadn't been reading it for an online book discussion, I doubt I would have finished the book.[A variation of this review appears on my blog, Bookin' It.]
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    This is an amazing book. It is both vivid and elusive at the same time. I am sure I missed a tremendous amount of symbolism. This is one of those rare (for me) books that I will com back to reread in a year or two, just to see if I can grasp what I missed the first time around.