My Shelf Monday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Description

Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired. Shadow agrees to help Wednesday, and they whirl through a psycho-spiritual storm that becomes all too real in its manifestations. For instance, Shadow’s dead wife Laura keeps showing up, and not just as a ghost – the difficulty of their continuing relationship is by turns grim and darkly funny, just like the rest of the book.

Armed only with some coin tricks and a sense of purpose, Shadow travels through, around, and underneath the visible surface of things, digging up all the powerful myths Americans brought with them in their journeys to this land as well as the ones that were already here. 

Where did I get it from?

My library’s used book sale 2 years ago

Why did I get it?

I’ve wanted to read Gaiman’s work for a while, and these were $1 each so of course I couldn’t resist.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

It just hasn’t been a huge priority tbh.

Where is it on my TBR?

Meh somewhere closer to the bottom, I think.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

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