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GermantownTiger
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American Gods Book Series
How is it?

What would you compare it to?
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boxcarbarney
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re: American Gods Book Series
I enjoyed American Gods immensely. I didn't realize there was a series of books though.


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heatom2
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re: American Gods Book Series
American Gods was one of my favorite reads in a long time. I like Gaimans writing style and I thought the premise was outstanding.


GermantownTiger
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re: American Gods Book Series
Nice. How was it good?


auyushu
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re: American Gods Book Series
It's a very solid book, though not one of my favorite ones by gaiman.


Tigris
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re: American Gods Book Series
I liked it a lot, largely because it reminded me of stuff Roger Zelazny used to do. In fact the book is co-dedicated to Zelazny and Zelazny was a friend of Gaiman's, though at least a generation older.


OldTigahFot
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re: American Gods Book Series
Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber is one of my all-time favorite fantasy series.



Tigris
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re: American Gods Book Series
Chronicles of Amber was one of my favorites too, and Shadow reminds me of Corwin with the fuzzy knowledge of his past, and in the middle of a conflict he really doesn't understand for a while.


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PowerTool
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re: American Gods Book Series
quote:

It's a very solid book, though not one of my favorite ones by gaiman.



Then, to piggyback on this thread a little bit, what would you recommend as the best starter for Gaiman?


rebelrouser
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re: American Gods Book Series
American Gods is the best Gaiman and you can certainly start w/ it. Enjoyed Anansi Boys too. Mr. Nansi was my favorite in American Gods. Neverwhere is also a personal favorite.


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auyushu
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re: American Gods Book Series
I prefer neverwhere and stardust to American gods by gaiman. His best work is probably the sandman comics though.

Neverwhere is my favorite book by him.


Scruffy
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re: American Gods Book Series
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I prefer neverwhere and stardust to American gods by gaiman.
I agree with this.

Ocean at the End of the Lane is fantastic as well.

Neverwhere is probably the best starter book, IMO.


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LoveThatMoney
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re: American Gods Book Series
1. American Gods is not a series.
2. Anansi Boys is a spin off and is great.
3. Start with Neverwhere. It's the most accessible.
4. The best of Gaiman is Sandman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, aside from his opus, which is American Gods.


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Methuselah
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re: American Gods Book Series
For some reason I read Anasazi Boys first. It was good to very good even not having read American Gods.

American Gods was a very good read.

I think the partial Gaiman book Good Omens (co-written with Terry Pratchett) may be better than either, though. Prachett's humor blends in really well with Gaiman's more fantastical style.


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