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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

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They're livin' on a prayer

  • Award winning novel by master of fiction Neil Gaiman
  • Author's preferred text - updated and expanded by 12,000 words
  • Gods walk among us... and that's only the start of our troubles

Much like the Old Gods themselves, Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel American Gods has evolved from the first incarnation that was published in 2001. Whether you're a longtime fan or it's your first read, there is only one definitive version to add to your bookshelf: the Tenth Anniversary Edition. Updated and expanded by about 12,000 words (i.e. EVEN MORE STORY IN THE STORY), this edition is literally the "author's preferred text" - and frankly, we'll take his word for it. "In God We Trust" may be the United States motto, but in this case we'll go with "In Gaiman We Trust."
American Gods is the story of Shadow, an ex-con released from prison shortly after learning that his wife has just died in an accident. Newly free but with nowhere to go, he accepts a job offer from the mysterious con man Mr. Wednesday to act as a bodyguard and errand boy. What starts as an epic road trip turns into a battle for the soul of America - a war between the Old Gods and the New. And some of those gods are... well, a little strange. In the TV adaptation on Starz, Ian McShane plays Mr. Wednesday, Crispin Freaking Glover appears as a character known as "Mr. World," and we're particularly happy to watch Orlando Jones tackle the mischievous trickster Mr. Nancy. You know they don't bust out the high holiest of character actors for nothing. We can't wait to see how crazy it gets... and how many of those fresh 12,000 words make it into the show!

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