Picking up a highly praised book always adds some pressure. And now, as I’ve picked up American Gods, I feel like that pressure is starting to get to me. But then again, it feels like it doesn’t matter.
By Neil Gaiman
Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.
Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.
Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You’ll be surprised by what – and who – it finds there…
SOON TO BE ON TV
Part of the reason I picked up American Gods (in addition to peer-pressure) was the fact that it is going to be a TV-series! It is set to premier in 2017, and the names behind the show are promising. Except maybe Michael Green who brought us Green Lantern, but hey, we all make mistakes.
Have you read American Gods yet? And how excited are you about it being turned into a TV-show?