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American Gods

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Perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett and George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman's epic American Gods, from the bestselling author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is an imaginative masterpiece. 'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' Stephen King.After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time. But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing.Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town.But the storm is about to break . . .Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 50mm | 399.99g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747263744
  • 9780747263746
  • 19,037

About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris. The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, collaborated with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.' Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.show more

Review quote

An imaginative fantasy. * The Mail on Sunday * `Gaiman wittily fleshes out his conceit... his wit and sense of the marvellous shine through, making American Gods an absolute must for fans of the genre' The Times * The Times * Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America. * The Western Mail Cardiff *show more

Review Text

Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America. The Western Mail Cardiffshow more

Rating details

533,950 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 43% (228,352)
4 34% (183,882)
3 16% (85,880)
2 5% (25,682)
1 2% (10,154)
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