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can be used as door stopper,
This review is from: American Gods (Paperback)
324 pages into the "story" (that's a bit more than half of this author's preferred edition in need of some serious editing) and nothing worth relating has happened. Shadow has been released from jail, went to a funeral, met a guy called Wednesday who is no less than the god Odin, met a few other gods, gave a lift to a hitch-hiker and was introduced half of the population of the town of the freezing town of lakeside.... Stiff boring... Unidimensional characters, no suspense or tension, never ending meandering, when you think that this book got a Nebula and a few other prizes... you wonder how low these award have fallen or how bad the competitors were when the prozes were given. Don't expect a Dan Simmons or a Frank Herbert here. Not even worth the paper it is printed on. Can be used as a door stopper though.
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2009 18:55:54 GMT
As you will see, I have also reviewed this book and got to exactly where you describe and agree with what you have said totally. I can only think that the second half of the book picks up as the reason why it is highly regarded by some.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2010 13:42:37 GMT
Interesting, though that anyone who marks it down a bit gets negative review ratings!
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 18:16:27 BDT
I respect your opinion, although i disagree with it. But i feel that i must comment on the fact that American Gods is the type of book that has to be read to the very end to be appreciated. The meandering does lead somewhere and is important to the conclusion of the story. You just need to bear with it, all the slow wandering makes sense at the end.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 11:01:50 GMT
Mike Mac says:
Sorry, but I can 'meander' for free, on my own, without paying good money to do so... If a book hasn't grabbed my attention within the first couple of chapters it's not my cup of tea...
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 23:11:31 GMT
It might be a little advanced for some 14 yr-olds with a short attention span, granted.
You are 14, right?
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