Thursday, August 31, 2017
Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Now a TV Series produced by FremantleMedia North America available internationally on Amazon, exclusively through Prime Video and starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the 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 a 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. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies...and 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.
It was loaded but in a good way.
The whole book felt a bit weird to me but I kind liked it.
The book talks about a topic people often look over and while the writting was interesting and made me want to keep reading, I also felt very numbed out which is what made it weird. I simply kept nodding off and getting very lost in thought and then coming back and continuing to read wondering what was going to happen next which is a first to me. I feel like when I typically nod off on a book, its because I dont like it, yet there I was going back. One of the things I kept wondering was if the show was going to be better for me and ever after I finished the book, I still don't know if I should watch the show anymore of not.