Title- American Gods
POV- Third person, past tense.
Similar Books/Comps– We All Fall Down, Dark Matter
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.
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.”