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Titolo: American Gods
Casa editrice: Headline Book Publishing, Great Britain
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Legatura: Hard Back
Condizione libro: Good
Condizione sovraccoperta: Good
Edizione: First Edition By Number String
Jacket not price clipped but has some soiling and is creased and torn at edges. Book's spine is slightly slanting and the board edges are rubbed and bumped. Light soiling and foxing to all page edges. Soiling to endpapers. Perculiar mark at the gutter of the back endpapers where it looks like the original glue has bled? Pages slightly browned with age. No inscriptions. Codice inventario libreria 043913
Riassunto: After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the days, then the hours, then the seconds until his release tick away, he can feel a storm building. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But they are being pursued by someone with whom Shadow must make his peace...Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Neil Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to finding the soul of America.
'For sheer ambition, erudition and imagination, this takes some beating' Big Issue ( Big Issue)
'A jaw-droppingly good, scary epic positively drenched in metaphors and symbols' Midweek ( Midweek)
'A surreal road trip that seems to be part Jack Kerouac, part Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' Birmingham Post ( Birmingham Post)
'They don't come much better than this. Really. And the magic of Neil Gaiman's novels leave you feeling almost light-headed, as though all the wonders of his stories are as real as night and day... Combines fantastical figures with human heroes and once again proves Gaiman to be one of the leading writers of fiction and mythology' Punch ( Punch)
'...something approaching a noir masterpiece, part Jim Thompson, part David Lynch, with a pinch of Philip K Dick' W Magazine ( W Magazine)
'AMERICAN GODS is some kind of miracle. Neil Gaiman has managed to tell the tallest of tales in the most heart rending and believable fashion, despite the story's truly mythic scale. It is an important, essential book. As Pablo Neruda once said of another world class novel, not to read it is the same as never having tasted an orange' Jonathan Carroll
'From his first collection of short stories, Neil Gaiman has always been a remarkable, remarkably gifted writer, but AMERICAN GODS is the first of his fictions to match, even surpass, the breathtaking imaginative sweep and suggestiveness of his classic SANDMAN series of graphic novels. Here we have poignancy, terror, nobility, magic, sacrifice, wisdom, mystery, heartbreak, and a hardearned sense of resolution - a real emotional richness and grandeur that emerge from masterful storytelling' Peter Straub
'Neil Gaiman, a writer of rare perception and endless imagination, has long been an English treasure; and is now an American treasure as well' William Gibson
'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman. AMERICAN GODS is Gaiman at the top of his game, original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive, a picaresque journey across America where the travellers are even stranger than the roadside attractions' George R R Martin
'You long for writers like Neil Gaiman, his vision is so personal and idiosyncratic. And unexpected, like the writer himself. An Englishman living in America, he explores the contradictions with a light all his own' Chris Carter, creator of The X Files
'A magical mystery tour through the mythologies of all cultures, a unique and moving story -- and another winner for the phenomenally gifted, consummately reader-friendly Gaiman' Kirkus Reviews
Ian Hislop's diary in the Sunday Telegraph magazine mentions American Gods 19/8
'Something approaching a noir masterpiece... Buy this book before the weather turns' Waterstone's Books Quarterly
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