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I am almost done with American Gods by Neil Gaiman and I am already recommending it to any person who cares to listen. I won't go on to give a review till I'm done with the book; and in any case most fantasy fans must have already read it. The remnants of the gods of the old world are fading away as people's belief wanes, to be replaced by the new gods of today's world. But they won't give up easy. Beneath the every day troubles of the mortals a real war is taking shape. And Shadow, right after being released from prison, seems to have stumbled his way right into the middle of it.
I couldn't even put the fascinating book down, till right now, to write this post. Here are my teasers (hardly two sentences, but what the hell):
"Odin's Wain, they call it. And the Great Bear. Where we come from, we believe that is a, a thing, a, not a god, but like a god, a bad thing, chained up in those stars. If it escapes, it will eat the whole of everything. And there are three sisters who must watch the sky, all the day, all the night. If he escapes, the thing in the stars, the world is over. Pf!, like that."
"My mom used to say, 'Life isn't fair,' " said Shadow.
"Of course she did," said Wednesday. "It's one of those things that moms say, right up there with 'If all your friends jumped off a cliff would you do it too?'