by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman did it again! “American Gods” was an enthralling read that engages the reader in contemplating what happens to gods when immigrants come to the United States. Gaiman also asks, is it possible to create new gods in a consumer society?
Through the story of the newly released convict Shadow and his new, mysterious boss Wednesday, “American Gods” travels through the Midwest and seeks to answer the age-old question — do gods exist?
I highly recommend this book. Gaiman is an excellent writer who approaches deep, existential questions about gods, the power of belief, and the meaning of a name with humor and wit.
Note: This was originally part of the 2013 “Books of the Longest Summer.”