Your Garage Summer Reading Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Adele Fire TV Stick Sun Care Patriotic Picks Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer roadies roadies roadies  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Best Camping & Hiking Gear in Outdoors STEM
Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gods Are Not Dead, February 2, 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
Reading American Gods is like traveling down a long, meandering river. You're not sure where this river is going, but the journey is beautiful, the scenery is sublime, and you don't ever want it to end.

The gods are not dead. But in America they are no longer all powerful. Perhaps they never were all powerful, but they would have you believe that they were. Wave after wave of people came to America. Wave after wave of gods came along for the ride, traveling in the heads of countless number of immigrants. Now in twenty-first century America, the old gods that you're familiar with, the gods you may not be familiar with from less culturally successful imperialistic societies, and the new gods of science and technology all commingle uneasily. Bereft of belief, they grow less powerful and at the same time they grow proportionally more desperate to retain their existence.

And so we meet the protagonist of this story, a man named Shadow. Through his eyes we are taken into a journey across America. While traveling with him, we discover just what the state of those American gods really is and we also discover a/the soul of America. To write more about the specifics of the story would ruin it. Part of the joy of the story is the discovery.

But just like that, the journey ends. Sadly. Would that were more because the America that Neil Gaiman writes about is a beautiful land, a land that I wish I could continue to meander through.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]