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American gods : a novel

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A master of inventive fiction pens the story of an ex-con who is offered a job as a bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, a trickster and a rogue. Shadow soon learns that his role in the man's schemes are far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 0380973650 9780380973651
OCLC Number: 46393953
Description: 465 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Neil Gaiman.
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A master of inventive fiction pens the story of an ex-con who is offered a job as a bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, a trickster and a rogue. Shadow soon learns that his role in the man's schemes are far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined.

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Believable Characters and a Facinating Plot

by Davey929 (WorldCat user published 2008-10-13) Excellent Permalink

If you know old religions and ancient myths, this book will put them all to use.  I loved how smart this book made me feel whenever I recognized another god or goddess.  The idea of ancient heroes and ledgends emigrating to America is a fantastic premise, and it was all tied together so...
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