American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition)

By Neil Gaiman

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition) - Neil Gaiman
  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Contemporary
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Description

Destined to be a treasure for the millions of fans who made American Gods an internationally bestselling phenomenon, this beautifully designed and illustrated collectible edition of Neil Gaiman’s revered masterpiece features enlightening and incisive notes throughout by award-winning annotator and editor Leslie S. Klinger.

A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

This annotated volume of the Author’s Preferred Text features analysis from Leslie S. Klinger. His trenchant commentary identifies gods and supernatural beings, elucidates key phrases, and shows how Gaiman built his award-winning novel, giving readers unparalleled insight into the story and into Gaiman’s creative process and authorial decisions. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative.

Reviews

  • Wow!

    5
    By DocEvans007
    Loved the Sandman series and when my friend told me about this book I picked it up. Amazing read! Characters, plot, and pace are superb. This is one of those books that you have to read. I also liked the excerpts of audio.
  • DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS VERSION

    5
    By RyanMeredith
    I've purchased & downloaded hundreds of iBooks to my iPad over the years. However, this iBook is the first one that I could not download. I'm not sure if the file is corrupt or what the situation is. I spent 2 hours and tried every single trick I know (restarting my iPad; deleting & reinstalling iBooks; etc). No matter what I did, this ebook would NOT download. Download one of the other versions of 'American Gods' instead.
  • Great author. Great book.

    5
    By Brien8
    This novel has a fantasy feel to it, while still being rooted in modern America. It blends mythology with the trappings of our current culture. It is a great book, well written with interesting characters and a creative premise.The main character is likable, and it is interesting seeing his thought process and motivations while going through very extraordinary circumstances. This was the first of Neil Gaiman's books that I read. I really enjoy Gaiman's writing, and have read most of his books - all of which I enjoyed, but American Gods is my favorite.
  • One of my favorite reads, ever.

    5
    By AntnyRo
    Recommend this book to Everyone!