About The Book
|7/6/17||Long Center Presents Neil Gaiman||Long Center, Austin, TX|
|7/7/17||An Evening With Neil Gaiman||AT&T Performing Arts Center, Houston, TX|
|7/8/17||Society for the Performing Arts Presents Neil Gaiman||Brown Theatre, Houston, TX|
|7/31/17||An Evening With Neil Gaiman||William H. Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT|
"In his latest novel, Gaiman (Neverwhere) explores the vast and bloody landscape of myths and legends where the gods of yore and the neoteric gods of now conflict in modern-day America. The antihero, a man of unusually acute intellect through whose eyes we witness the behind-the-scenes dynamics of human religion and faith, is a convict called Shadow. He is flung into the midst of a supernatural fray of gods such as Odin, Anansi, Loki One-Eye, Thor, and a multitude of other ancient divinities as they struggle for survival in an America beset by trends, fads, and constant upheaval an environment not good for gods. They are joined in this struggle by such contemporary deities as the geek-boy god Internet and the goddess Media. There's a nice plot twist in the end, and the fascinating subject matter and impressive mythic scope are handled creatively and expertly. Gaiman is an exemplary short story writer, but his ventures into novels are also compellingly imaginative. Highly recommended for all libraries. Ann Kim"
"Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive. "