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[Kindle] American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Neil Gaiman)

[Kindle] American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Neil Gaiman)

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[Kindle] American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Neil Gaiman)

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First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

A storm is coming . . .

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic 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 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—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover 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.

Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.

5 Kommentare

Super Buch! Für das Geld sollte das wirklich jeder kaufen!

Hot!

mayhemer

Super Buch! Für das Geld sollte das wirklich jeder kaufen! Hot!

kann ich nur zustimmen.

Und gekauft, nachdem ich gesehen habe, dass ich nicht die alte US Edition habe.
Danke für den Deal.

das verfilmt wäre tausendmal geiler als alle neuen spiderman, superman oder antman-filme zusammen

oder direkt The Sandman ... träum

mayhemer

Super Buch! Für das Geld sollte das wirklich jeder kaufen!

oberon

das verfilmt

Fand gerade in diesem Werk seinen Stil stellenweise sprachlich schon zu bemüht derb.

Als Drehbuchautor mit gutem Regisseur bringt er IMHO seine mythologische Expertise z.T. sogar besser rüber.

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