American Gods is written by Neil Gaiman and was published in 2001.
The novel is about Shadow who is released from jail early because his wife has died in a car accident. On his way to the funeral he is approached by Mr. Wednesday, a mysterious man who seems to know everything about Shadow.
It turns out that Mr. Wednesday is in fact the Norse god Odin. He is attempting to raise an army of mythological gods against the new gods of technology.
A storm is approaching and Shadow finds himself embarking on a fantastic journey through America.
American Gods is a wonderful novel. Gaiman’s ability to tell stories is absolutely amazing. The novel has won several awards for Best Novel, including a Hugo award, a Nebula award and a Bram Stoker award.
American Gods is one of my favorite novels, and one that it is hard to put down once you’ve begun reading. I higly recommend it to everyone.