By Neil Gaiman
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First released in 2001, American Gods turned an rapid vintage, lauded for its excellent synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of the US” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's the tale of Shadow—released from legal simply days after his spouse and ally are killed in an accident—who will get recruited to be bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So starts off Shadow’s darkish and weird highway journey, one who introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined together with his personal. For, underneath the placid floor of daily life, a hurricane is brewing—an epic conflict for the very soul of America—and Shadow is status squarely in its path.
“Pointed, sometimes comedian, frequently frightening, continuously relocating and provocative….American Gods is strewn with secrets and techniques and magical visions.”—USA Today
“Original, engrossing, and eternally inventive.”—George R. R. Martin
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I’m sorry . . . ” “Ainsel,” acknowledged Shadow. “Mike Ainsel. ” “And what kind of a reputation is Ainsel? ” she requested. Shadow had no notion. “My name,” he stated. “I’m afraid i used to be by no means very attracted to family members heritage. ” “Norwegian, probably? ” she acknowledged. “We have been by no means close,” he acknowledged. Then he remembered Uncle Emerson Borson, and additional, “On that part, besides. ” by the point Mr. Wednesday arrived, Shadow had placed transparent plastic sheeting throughout the entire home windows, and had one area heater operating in general room and one within the bed room on the again. It was once essentially comfortable. “What the hell is that crimson piece of shit you’re using? ” requested Wednesday, in terms of greeting. “Well,” stated Shadow, “you drove off with my white piece of shit. the place is it, incidentally? ” “I traded it in in Duluth,” acknowledged Wednesday. “You can’t be too cautious. Don’t worry—you’ll get your percentage whilst all this is often performed. ” “What am I doing the following? ” requested Shadow. “In Lakeside, I suggest. now not on this planet. ” Wednesday smiled his smile, the one who made Shadow are looking to hit him. “You’re residing the following simply because it’s the final position they’ll search for you. i will preserve you out of sight the following. ” “By ‘they’ you suggest the black hats? ” “Exactly. I’m afraid the home at the Rock is now out of bounds. It’s a bit tough, yet we’ll cope. Now it’s simply stamping our toes and flag-waving, caracole and saunter till the motion starts—a little later than any folks anticipated. i believe they’ll carry off until eventually spring. not anything vast can ensue until eventually then. ” “How come? ” “Because they could babble on approximately micromilliseconds and digital worlds and paradigm shifts and what-have-you, yet they nonetheless inhabit this planet and are nonetheless certain by way of the cycle of the 12 months. those are the useless months. A victory in those months is a lifeless victory. ” “I do not know what you’re conversing about,” acknowledged Shadow. That was once now not completely actual. He had a imprecise notion, and he was hoping it was once flawed. “It’s going to be a foul iciness, and also you and that i are going to take advantage of our time as properly as we will be able to. we will rally our troops and choose our battleground. ” “Okay,” stated Shadow. He knew that Wednesday was once telling him the reality, or part of a fact. struggle was once coming. No, that was once no longer it: the battle had already began. The conflict was once coming. “Mad Sweeney acknowledged that he was once operating for you after we met him that first evening. He stated that earlier than he died. ” “And could i've got desired to hire an individual who couldn't even most sensible a tragic case like that during a bar struggle? yet by no means worry, you’ve repaid my religion in you a dozen instances over. have you been to Las Vegas? ” “Las Vegas, Nevada? ” “That’s the only. ” “No. ” “We’re flying in there from Madison later this night, on a gentleman’s red-eye, a constitution airplane for prime rollers. I’ve confident them that we must always be on it. ” “Don’t you ever become bored with mendacity? ” requested Shadow. He stated it lightly, apparently. “Not within the slightest. besides, it’s real. we're enjoying for the top stakes of all. It shouldn’t take us greater than a few hours to get to Madison, the roads are transparent. So lock your door and switch off the warmers.