03 March 2011

American Gods ~ Neil Gaiman

Oh Boy! Hard going!
An “Alphie” favourite ...but not for me.

I found this difficult going. It was a grand premise about the “old” gods brought to the “new” world and being replaced by “new” gods. (Hey! Have I seen that storyline on “Supernatural”??) A battle looms.

Lots of good references to old gods that were worshiped and the new gods of consumerism and technology but this book could have done with a good edit. It turned very ho-hum where it could have been good.

There was virtually no climax. I did not feel engaged with the characters. The theme was muddy and confused.

A REAL page turner ... as I skipped so many pages to get to the end.