- Mass Market Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: HarperTorch; Reprint edition (30 April 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380789035
- ISBN-13: 978-0380789030
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 4 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,61,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
American Gods Mass Market Paperback – 30 Apr 2002
|Mass Market Paperback, 30 Apr 2002||
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“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive.” (George R. R. Martin)
American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic." (Teller, of Penn & Teller)
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman has won the 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel at the Horror Writers Association Annual Meeting held that was held June 7-9 in New York City.See all Product description
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Gaiman's mastery of words was quite evident as he translated abstract and colorful scenarios with breathtaking accuracy. Never for a moment does one get a sense that the book would have been better off as a graphic novel (though it would be awesome if the book was adapted into one). The only grievances mere mortals can find with this book is that:
A) It is weird. At times, it's weirder than a Murakami story. But if you're a Gaiman fan then it's just par for the course.
B) You really need to love and appreciate world mythology in order to truly understand the various motivations and idiosyncrasies of the multitude of deities in this book.
All in all, if you enjoy a dark and fantastical tale, filled with Men, Gods and Zombies, then this book is a MUST read.
About this particular copy, it is a special edition book, that has author interview, special notes, and a whole extra novella. In Gaiman's own words, he is most proud of this edition. I bought the paperback (for Rs. 319) and have no complains. Go for it.
I imagine you'll be a lot more patient with this book if you're already a Gaimann fan. For first time readers of this author I'm not sure how it'll go.
Definitely glad I read it.
It keeps you hooked mostly but it could have been better.
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