American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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by: Neil Gaiman.
2001; 640 pages,
"American Gods" is the book I traded "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" for on another take-a-book shelf.
To be honest, the trade wasn't as good as the one before it.
The only reason I picked up "American Gods" is because it's by Neil Gaiman (author of Stardust and Coraline). I loved both of those.
So, I thought I'd give this one a try as well.
There are some very intriguing ideas behind the book. I really like the idea that all gods are brought to power because someone believes in them. And that they cease to exist when people stop believing.
As far as the story itself goes, I wasn't very impressed. But I did enjoy contemplating the themes behind the story.
What are your thoughts? I would love to discuss this book with someone who's read it.