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2.0 out of 5 stars Overwrought., 14 Jun 2006
This review is from: American Gods (Paperback)
The first few chapters set the scene well, but by the time I finished this book I was bored and disappointed. The plot becomes progressively more convoluted as the book progresses. Much of it is taken up by pointless threads and asides that add little or nothing to the story. With the exception of the main character, Shadow, I found the characters to be two dimensional, uninteresting and over numerous.

That aside, Gaimans' prose is evocative and well excecuted and the setting is thourghly researched. Had this novel been edited, with fewer distractions and pointless minor characters, it would have been excellent, but as it is I wouldn't recommend it.
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