20 Books for 20Somethings
Stand Alone Fantasy Titles, August 2012
Shadow is a former criminal. His wife is dead but he still sees her sometimes. And now he is caught up in a war between the new gods of America and the old gods of the immigrants who populated the continent. The old gods fight for relevance, to stay alive, while the new gods seek to replace them, each using Shadow as a pawn to meet their own ends. Neil Gaiman has designed a scintillating work of sheer brilliance with American Gods. Traversing the heartland of America and populated with touchstones of world mythologies brought to life, this novel is a certifiable page-turner, drawn out in only the way that Neil Gaiman can do it. A sure winner for anyone interested in fantasy, in mythology, or in suspenseful fiction.