Review #61

Title- American Gods

Rating– 3.5/5

Genre- Fantasy

POV- Third person, past tense.

Similar Books/Comps– We All Fall Down, Dark Matter

Vibe- darker

Characters– I love that the main character’s name is Shadow.


Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a stranger offers him a job and Shadow, with nothing to lose, accepts. But a storm is coming. Beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a war is being fought – and the prize is the very soul of America.

An inspired combination of mythology, adventure, and illusion, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.

Best part-

I liked the spiritual concept the most about this novel. It had me wondering what I’d do in that situation.

What I’d change-

I wanted more input from a female point of view

“I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”

Pacing- Slower

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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