I finished American Gods and penned this little review on Goodreads:
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved it, for many reasons. The history, the mythology, the taking of something familiar and putting it on its' head and looking at it in a different way. There is a lot going on in this book, but not too much to keep up with. I was there, with Shadow, every step of the way. I didn't want to guess at the end, but, as with all well-done stories, the seeds were there early on. This book is satisfying to me, like a good, rich meal, taken in slowly, paired with the right wines for each course. Take your time with this one, it's a good one! Neil Gaiman, at present, remains my current favorite author."
Neil Gaiman. I love his writing because he works across so many genres: film, graphic novels, comic books, tv, children's books, young adult books and probably some I'm missing. He takes the notion of fantasy and sci-fi and horror and mashes them up and turns them on their heads and does it in a big way. I saw "American Gods" first on Starz, then had to wait a loooonngggg time to get the book from the library. Let me tell you, worth the wait. So, check it out. It is a bit of a longer book and so worth reading. It has won many awards and I am looking forward to moving on to reading "Anansi Boys", I think.
And, when things get tough, I remember this quote, always, and it gives me inspiration: