Book Recommendation #3
NOT A CHILDREN'S NOVEL. This week's book recommendation is American Gods. You've probably heard of the television show American Gods on Starz. Did you know that it's based on the novel by Neil Gaiman? Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path. As I said in the beginning this book is certainly not for children. There is strong language, gore and violence, as well as sexual content. The book, at least in my version, is over 700 pages long, but will vary in the different dimensions. Thanks for tuning into this book recommendation, hope I helped you find a book to enjoy! <3 “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin.