Inside American Gods

Packed with previously unpublished set photos, concept art, and production designs: Inside American Gods covers Season 1—as well as a teaser of exclusive content for Season 2—in a spectacular hardcover package sure to please fans of the ...

Author: Emily Haynes

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452156149

Category: Performing Arts

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Starz American Gods — looking behind the scenes Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The bestselling and most beloved novel, American Gods, is now a critically acclaimed Starz television series. In this official companion to the series, Gaiman fans will see behind the scenes of this compelling, surreal show in which Old Gods and New Gods battle for the hearts and minds of modern-day people. Inside American Gods dives deep into the show's character development and world building. Inside American Gods features interviews with actors Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, and Ian McShane, revealing how they brought this cult favorite to the screen. Packed with previously unpublished set photos, concept art, and production designs: Inside American Gods covers Season 1—as well as a teaser of exclusive content for Season 2—in a spectacular hardcover package sure to please fans of the book and the series. Fans of books such as Claimed by Gods, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, and Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things will appreciate Emily Hayne's Inside American Gods ©2018 FremantleMedia. All rights reserved. American Gods and related trademarks are the property of FremantleMedia.

American Gods

Shadow is a man with a past.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780380789030

Category: Fiction

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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

The American Gods Quartet

'Original, engrossing and endlessly inventive' George R.R. Martin 'Gaiman is god in the universe of story' Stephen Fry Step into a kaleidoscopic world where gods walk among us, and prepare to believe.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472271440

Category: Fiction

Page: 1003

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Collected together for the first time, the extraordinary American Gods quartet from bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed, beloved by readers everywhere and now an Emmy-nominated Amazon Prime TV series, this epic world is perfect for fans of His Dark Materials, Game of Thrones and Terry Pratchett. 'Original, engrossing and endlessly inventive' George R.R. Martin 'Gaiman is god in the universe of story' Stephen Fry Step into a kaleidoscopic world where gods walk among us, and prepare to believe. Embark on a meandering road trip which is part thriller, part murder mystery, part romance - and everything in between. What did people first believe when they came to America? And what happened to the myths they believed in? Two novels and two novellas from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman: AMERICAN GODS. ANANSI BOYS. THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN. BLACK DOG. Praise for Neil Gaiman: 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' The Times 'Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him' Stephen King 'Fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' Independent on Sunday 'In prose that dances and dazzles, Gaiman describes the indescribable' Susanna Clarke 'One of the best fabulists of our age' Financial Times 'A rich imagination . . . and an ability to tackle large themes' Philip Pullman 'His mind is a dark, fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown' New York Times Book Review 'Neil Gaiman is a star. He constructs stories like some demented cook might make a wedding cake, building layer upon layer, including all kinds of sweet and sour in the mix' Clive Barker

American Gods The Tenth Anniversary Edition

Featuring a new preface by Neil Gaiman in honor of the novel's 20th anniversary, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062109590

Category: Fiction

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Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and majesty of American Gods in this beautiful reissue of the Author's Preferred Text edition. Featuring a new preface by Neil Gaiman in honor of the novel's 20th anniversary, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece. Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.

American Gods The Tenth Anniversary Edition Enhanced Edition

Featuring a new preface by Neil Gaiman in honor of the novel's 20th anniversary, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062113450

Category: Fiction

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The enhanced edition includes the author reading the Introduction, Note on Text, Interview with Jesus and How Dare You and excerpts from the multi-voice audiobook recording. There are a total of 26 audio excerpts. First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, and a wealth of audio, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman. Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of "mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose" (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.

Black Dog

A special illustrated edition of Black Dog by bestselling storytelling legend, Neil Gaiman.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472246677

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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A special illustrated edition of Black Dog by bestselling storytelling legend, Neil Gaiman. This American Gods world novella will thrill Games of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike. Illustrations by celebrated artist Daniel Egnéus. 'Original, engrossing, and endlessly entertaining' George R.R Martin on American Gods 'It followed me home,' he said, conversationally. In a rural northern village, legend tells of a ghostly black dog that appears from the darkness before you die. Shadow Moon has been on the road a while now but he can't walk any further tonight, not with the rain lashing down. Gratefully, he heads home with a nice English couple, who offer a box room, hot whisky and local tales. But when the man collapses en route, Shadow realises that something about this place has been left untold. Something ancient, something within the very walls of the village. Something shadowing them all.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Trivia On Books

Trivia-on-Book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan.

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Trivia-on-Book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to American Gods by Neil Gaiman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Trivia American Gods by Neil Gaiman Trivia On Books

The story leaves one questioning if we worship the right things in America today. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are.

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Trivia-on-Book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Meet Shadow Moon, a convict just released from prison and a husband with a broken heart. During his time in prison, he thought he would spend his free life with his wife. It wasn't meant to be, though. His wife died in an accident just before his release from prison. Now free and adrift in the world, Shadow doesn't know what to do with himself until he meets Mr. Wednesday. Wednesday introduces him to a whole new world and a whole new level of experience in this epic drama. The story leaves one questioning if we worship the right things in America today. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to American Gods by Neil Gaiman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Summary of American Gods

Summary of American Gods: A Novel by Neil Gaiman: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - ...

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Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0464904188

Category: Reference

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Summary of American Gods: A Novel by Neil Gaiman: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Trivia On Books American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Trivia-On-Books American Gods by Neil Gaiman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan.

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Trivia-On-Books - American Gods by Neil Gaiman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to American Gods by Neil Gaiman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: - 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author - Insightful commentary to answer every question - Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group - Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Fantasy Making the Invisible Visible

The purpose of this thesis was to examine the ways in which the fantasy genre is ideally positioned for discussing social issues, such as invisibility and liminality.

Author: Courtney L. Firman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:632233505

Category: Fantasy in literature

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The purpose of this thesis was to examine the ways in which the fantasy genre is ideally positioned for discussing social issues, such as invisibility and liminality. Elements associated with invisibility, such as poverty, homelessness, and alienation, were explored within two novels by Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere and American Gods. Gaiman's application of these elements within the fantasy genre were juxtaposed with samples from other genres, including Plato's "Parable of the Cave" and Jennifer Toth's The Mole People. Another aim was to contrast Gaiman's use of the 'beast in the sewer' metaphor with previous renditions of the myth, demonstrating how fantasy, paradoxically, offers a unique and privileged view of reality.

Anansi Boys

'Neil could never have known that he was writing for a confused Jamaican kid who, without even knowing it, was still staggering from centuries of erasure of his own gods and monsters' MARLON JAMES 'A warm, funny, immensely entertaining ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755379934

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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THE NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AND COMPANION NOVEL TO AMERICAN GODS. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TELEVISION SERIES JUST ANNOUNCED - COMING ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO. 'Neil could never have known that he was writing for a confused Jamaican kid who, without even knowing it, was still staggering from centuries of erasure of his own gods and monsters' MARLON JAMES 'A warm, funny, immensely entertaining story about the impossibility of putting up with your relations - especially if they happen to be Gods' SUSANNA CLARKE 'It's virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story' OBSERVER --- 'People think that funny and serious are mutually exclusives. They think they're opposites, and that's not actually true' NEIL GAIMAN --- Everything changes for Fat Charlie Nancy, the South London boy so called by his father, the day his dad drops dead while doing karaoke. Charlie didn't know his estranged father was a god - Anansi the trickster, master of mischief and social disorder. He never knew he had a brother either. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep, about to make life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous. It's a meeting that will take Fat Charlie from his London home to Florida, the Caribbean, and the very beginning of the world itself. Or the end of the world, depending on which way you're looking. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Trivia On Books

Features You'll Discover Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author* Insightful commentary to answer every question* Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group* Results provided with ...

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Trivia-on-Book: American Gods: By Neil GaimanTake the fan-challenge yourself and share it with family and friends!Features You'll Discover Inside:* 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author* Insightful commentary to answer every question* Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group* Results provided with scores to determine "status"Why you'll love Trivia-On-BooksTrivia-On-Booksis an independently quiz-formatted trivia to your favorite books readers, students, and fans alike can enjoy. Whether you're looking for new materials or simply can't get enough of your favorite book, Trivia-On-Booksis an unofficial solution to provide a unique approach that is both insightful and educational.Promising quality and value, don't hesitate to grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!

American Gods

She pulled the mammoth-hide cloak over herself, and stood so her head was inside the mammothskull. 'There is evil in the land,' said Nunyunnini. 'Evil, such that if you stay here, in the land of your mothers and your mother's mothers, ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755379927

Category: Fiction

Page: 521

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AN ACCLAIMED, EMMY-NOMINATED TV SERIES ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO WINNER OF THE HUGO, LOCUS AND BRAM STOKER AWARDS 'To give him his full title: Neil Gaiman, Architect of Worlds, Svengali of Plot, Shaman of Character, Exploder of Cliché, Master Craftsman of Style, Dreamer Laureate of the Republic of Letters' DAVID MITCHELL 'Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN 'Brilliant and unique' GUARDIAN --- 'This is about the soul of America, the idea that everyone came here from somewhere' NEIL GAIMAN --- After three years in prison, Shadow Moon is free to go home. But hours before his release, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Numbly, he boards a plane where he meets an enigmatic stranger who seems to know Shadow and claims to be an ancient god - and king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. But all around them a storm of unnatural proportions is gathering. War is coming, an epic struggle for the very soul of America. And Shadow is standing squarely in its path. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

Trigger Warning Short Fictions and Disturbances

'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472217707

Category: Fiction

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In Trigger Warning, global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction, which includes a Doctor Who adventure, the David Bowie-inspired The Return of the Thin White Duke and a never-before published American Gods story, Black Dog. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in November 2015. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods. Make sure you secure your own mask before reading. Before being transported to worlds filled with witches, watchers and big black bees, with deathless Kin and pirate girls, with things that prowl in the darkness beyond the circle fire, to find the Shadder lurking at your journey's end. But then what happens? There's always something waiting for you. There's always more. Just keep turning the pages. 'We each have our little triggers.' Literary alchemy from 'a writer of rare perception and endless imagination' (William Gibson), TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry. It will open your eyes to the inexhaustible supply of darkness around you, the magic and the monsters, the myths and the miracles, and to finding truths in the most extraordinary of places.

The Crows Will Never Tell

Dumpster Fire Press is proud to release Johann Van Der Walt's modern horror novella THE CROWS WILL NEVER TELL a striking tale of what lies within the forest, a gothic exploration of the horror of being divine, in the tradition of STAND BY ...

Author: Johann Van Der Walt

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798522186463

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Dumpster Fire Press is proud to release Johann Van Der Walt's modern horror novella THE CROWS WILL NEVER TELL a striking tale of what lies within the forest, a gothic exploration of the horror of being divine, in the tradition of STAND BY ME and Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS. Several young boys explore what it is to be man as a mysterious figure with his own vile intent goes on a quest seeking out what is divine to quell the killer inside. New and old gods collide in a twisted tale of divine and romance in which the crows will never tell.

American Gods 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn t Know 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn t Know

The Amazon review of the novel reads: "American Gods is Neil Gaiman's best and most ambitious novel yet, a scary, strange, ... Neil Gaiman offers an outside-in and inside-out perspective on the soul and spirituality of the country." 93.

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Did you know the when Gaiman was sixteen years old, he and his two friends started a magazine called Metro? They were able to sell the magazine in local record and bookstores in Croydon. Or did you know in May 2010, American Gods was chosen as the first selection for the One Book, One Twitter (1b1t) book club? What are the amazingly true facts behind American Gods by Neil Gaiman? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • And, write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Neil Gaiman Reader

'This collection is [like] the Beatles' "White Album": massive in size and scope, with individually brilliant pieces presented together because the only context they need is how good they are' MARLON JAMES A captivating collection of ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472282316

Category: Fiction

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'This collection is [like] the Beatles' "White Album": massive in size and scope, with individually brilliant pieces presented together because the only context they need is how good they are' MARLON JAMES A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James. With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to try next? Spanning his career to date, this collection of ambitious, groundbreaking and endlessly imaginative fiction will be your guide. Curated within this book are nearly fifty of Gaiman's short stories and novellas, interposed with excerpts from his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It is both an entryway to his oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to time and again. Start where it suits you. There aren't any rules. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

Fragile Things

But all, all are fragile things made of just 26 letters arranged and rearranged to form tales and imaginings which will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755379941

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman's collection of extraordinary short stories featuring How to Talk to Girls at Parties, now a major film starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp. From the author American Gods, now a major TV series for Amazon Prime Video, Fragile Things shows one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers. Let me tell you stories of the months of the year, of ghosts and heartbreak, of dread and desire. Or after-hours drinking and unanswered phones, of good deeds and bad days, of trusting wolves and how to talk to girls at parties. There are stories within stories, whispered in the quiet of the night, shouted above the roar of the day, and played out between lovers and enemies, strangers and friends. But all, all are fragile things made of just 26 letters arranged and rearranged to form tales and imaginings which will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Book Analysis

The trio ride a carousel which teleports them to a Norse hall, Valaskjalf, inside of Wednesday's mind, where other Old Gods are waiting for them. Here, Wednesday reveals himself to be the Norse god Odin. Odin also reveals an important ...

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Unlock the more straightforward side of American Gods with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of American Gods by Neil Gaiman, a fantasy novel which follows ex-convict Shadow Moon as he is released from prison, only to find that his wife has just died. Following an encounter with the mysterious Mr Wednesday, Shadow is whisked off on a whirlwind adventure across America, over the course of which he meets the incarnations of numerous gods, old and new, who are preparing to wage war on each other in order to maintain their crumbling footholds in the American subconscious. However, all is not what it seems, and it is down to Shadow to uncover the true identities of Mr Wednesday and his rival, Mr World, and prevent a divine showdown that could change the face of modern America forever. Neil Gaiman is one of the most influential fantasy writers of the 21st century, and is the author of dozens of novels, scripts, short stories and graphic novels. He is best known for his frequent use of allusion and mythology in his works. Find out everything you need to know about American Gods in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!