American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

American Gods #1

Neil Gaiman

fiction fantasy adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced

635 pages | first published 2001

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Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and ...
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Summary of 36922 reviews

Moods

adventurous 83%
mysterious 72%
dark 66%
tense 27%
funny 23%
reflective 23%
challenging 19%
emotional 16%
sad 6%
hopeful 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 43%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 22% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 35% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 49% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.05

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