One of Gaiman's most notable novels. First British Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. N° de ref. de la librería
Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America ... and they are in its direct path.
One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
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Review: American Gods is Neil Gaiman's best and most ambitious novel yet, a scary, strange, and hallucinogenic road-trip story wrapped around a deep examination of the American spirit. Gaiman tackles everything from the onslaught of the information age to the meaning of death, but he doesn't sacrifice the razor-sharp plotting and narrative style he's been delivering since his Sandman days.
Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired. Shadow agrees to help Wednesday, and they whirl through a psycho-spiritual storm that becomes all too real in its manifestations. For instance, Shadow's dead wife Laura keeps showing up, and not just as a ghost--the difficulty of their continuing relationship is by turns grim and darkly funny, just like the rest of the book.
Armed only with some coin tricks and a sense of purpose, Shadow travels through, around, and underneath the visible surface of things, digging up all the powerful myths Americans brought with them in their journeys to this land as well as the ones that were already here. Shadow's road story is the heart of the novel, and it's here that Gaiman offers up the details that make this such a cinematic book--the distinctly American foods and diversions, the bizarre roadside attractions, the decrepit gods reduced to shell games and prostitution. "This is a bad land for Gods," says Shadow.
More than a tourist in America, but not a native, Neil Gaiman offers an outside-in and inside-out perspective on the soul and spirituality of the country--our obsessions with money and power, our jumbled religious heritage and its societal outcomes, and the millennial decisions we face about what's real and what's not. --Therese Littleton
Título: American Gods
Año de publicación: 2001
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: First British Edition.
Descripción Headline Feature, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000305841
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001210545
Descripción Headline, 2001. Estado de conservación: neuwertig. Sprache: englisch Hardcover mit SU , Nº de ref. de la librería 200316
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Descripción Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020747274231
Descripción Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. First UK edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Clean and unmarked. Binding strong. A few bumps to board edges, light edge wear to jacket. A presentable copy in very good condition. Jacket now in fresh Mylar. Additional photos available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería Gaiman-38
Descripción Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010747274231
Descripción Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110747274231
Descripción Headline, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1st Edition. top spline a little mottled. Nº de ref. de la librería 741
Descripción Headline. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 0747274231 First British edition, First printing. NOT inscribed, price clipped or otherwise marked. Number line starting with a "1". Dust jacket in a protective cover and securely wrapped and shipped in a box. F/F This book is as near perfect as if it was new. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1005382