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American Gods

Sunday, December 30, 2012

American Gods: Tenth Anniversary Edition (2001/2011) Neil Gaiman

I needed some comfort reading to distract me, so since I’d picked up the 10th anniversary edition of American Gods for the kindle awhile ago, it won the comfort reading lottery.

I’ve read American Gods many times before, but not this version with the expanded material. Only a couple times do I think I noticed the added material.

Since this was a kindle book, it was easy to mark things I wanted to remember for later. Here are some of them:

“Hey,” said Shadow. “Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are.”

The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.

“Say ‘Nevermore,'” said Shadow.

“Fuck you,” said the raven.

“You’re fucked up, mister. But you’re cool.”

“I believe that’s what they call the human condition,” said Shadow.

Shadow’s telephone rang.

“Yeah?” he said.

“That’s no way to answer the phone,” growled Wednesday.

“When I get my telephone connected I’ll answer it politely,” said Shadow.

(I)t’s just the dark. You mustn’t be afraid of the dark.”

“I’m not,” said Shadow, “I’m afraid of the people in the dark.”

I actually marked many more passages, but those are some of the shorter passages. Of course, I wonder weather anyone who has not (at this point) read “American Gods” would do so based on those notes. But I don’t care, because I like those passages.
Rating: 10/10

Published by HarperCollins

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