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American Gods ist ein Roman von Neil Gaiman aus dem Jahre Er verbindet Elemente der Fantasy, verschiedene Aspekte klassischer und moderner Mythologie sowie amerikanischer Folklore. Die erste Übersetzung stammt von Karsten Singelmann und. American Gods: Roman | Gaiman, Neil, Singelmann, Karsten | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch. American Gods: Roman | Gaiman, Neil, Riffel, Hannes | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. American Gods (Originaltitel: American Gods) ist ein Roman von Neil Gaiman aus dem Jahre Das Buch wurde als gleichnamige Serie verfilmt. Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»American Gods«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! American Gods. Roman Übersetzt von Hannes Riffel. Ein Meisterwerk der Gegenwartsliteratur. Als Shadow aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, ist nichts mehr wie. Cover des Buches American Gods (ISBN: ) Eines der meistbeachteten Bücher des letzten Jahrzehnts: eine kaleidoskopische Reise durch die.
Cover des Buches American Gods (ISBN: ) Eines der meistbeachteten Bücher des letzten Jahrzehnts: eine kaleidoskopische Reise durch die. American Gods: Roman | Gaiman, Neil, Riffel, Hannes | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Bücher bei hakkodenshinryu.eu: Jetzt American Gods von Neil Gaiman versandkostenfrei online kaufen & per Rechnung bezahlen bei hakkodenshinryu.eu, Ihrem. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. Gaiman's next novel, Anansi Boyswas conceived before American Gods and shares a character, Mr. Deaths of legends. View all 77 comments. But despite the transparent planning and plotting, none of it rang true. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. He explores the historical horrors of slavery, native American atrocities, the sex trade, as Trixi Janson as the modern greed and gluttony of Las Vegas and the Stock Market. Did I Netflix Das Römische Reich something? With Shadow, I was indifferent.
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Compared to Europe, America has no mythology and hardly a history. Norse mythology can be traced back to the 13 This is an exceptional tale.
Norse mythology can be traced back to the 13th century. Sources for Irish Folklore have been dated to the 11th or 12th century, but oral history might be as old as the 6th century.
Greek myths date all the way back to 18th century B. The central theme of American Gods is that while Europe has old, strong, powerful gods, America is not a good land for gods.
Yes, immigrants brought their beliefs with them and, in a sense, created weak incantations of the European gods.
This backdrop allows Gaiman to create a rich story of god and god-like characters that exist solely due to worship and idolization, whether that be an incarnation of an ancient god such as Oden, or the create of a new god, such as media or technology.
The plot is that a small group of new gods technology boy, media, and the intangibles — modern stock market worship , along with the help of Black Hats, sort of government thugs, are plotting to overthrow the old gods, who are becoming ever weaker due to fading beliefs.
Wednesday assisted by Shadow is journeying across the country to gather support of the old gods for an impending battle against the new gods.
Shadow spends time in a small Wisconsin town, which Gaiman lovingly describes, but underneath there are dark forces at work, even in this simple place.
He explores the historical horrors of slavery, native American atrocities, the sex trade, as well as the modern greed and gluttony of Las Vegas and the Stock Market.
I was surprised that Gaiman missed our Sports worship, as this would have made another excellent and interesting new god. So, this is no whitewashed love letter of America, but I still took away a sense of appreciation of small-town America and the amazing blend of cultures in the United States.
The journey though America and the interaction with the supernatural allowed Gaiman to fully display his mastery of language. At times the prose is almost lyrical or poetic.
I knew this book was good, based on its awards and reputation which often leads to high expectations and disappointment for me. Well, not in this case.
I enjoyed it, I admired it, and I respected it. It deserves all the awards and acclaim it received, imho. I read that Gaiman actually toured the U.
View all 12 comments. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed in the end. They need the mortals to believe in them, otherwise they simply cease to exist.
I couldn't possibly wait to witness the conclusion in years on the telly, when the book was on my shelf. And this gives me the opportunity to say that the spirit of the book was perfectly captured and transferred to the small screen unlike other examples… and the expanded parts made the essence of the book even more significant, at least to me.
As Wednesday and Shadow start a road trip in preparation for the war that is coming- a fight between the old gods, the values that created the country and the new gods that bring corruption and progress built in sand yes, that is my personal conclusion….
Is the old world a better place? Are the values that bring hope and comfort to the people to be destroyed by media, technology and the new World?
I believe that each one of us can draw their personal conclusions. Now, in these shabby days, we are small. The new gds rise and fall and rise again.
But this is not a country that tolerates gods for long. He presents gods and goddesses from all pantheons with respect and a hint of bittersweet remembrance, perhaps, for the lost pedestals and the wasted sacrifices through the ages.
My favourites are the story of Essie Tregowan, a young woman from Cornwall who tries to make her fortune by shady ways, the story of Wututu, a slave girl during the late s and the story of Atsula, a prehistoric priestess.
Not much can be said about the characters, they are gods and they crave love and devotion. Are they really that different to humans?
I don't think so. Yes, of course, he is simple. A simple human being thrust in the middle of a fight between all mighty deities. He is loyal, clever and kind, a character at a loss and at a crossroads, one who the reader can understand and identify with, if that is possible.
All of the above are great reads. It is a book that shows much and hides even more. It wants us to contemplate on a number of themes that are larger than life,impossible to be answered, and yet they will be sought after by generations as long as mankind exists.
Those who claim the opposite are simply lying to themselves. And thank the goddess of Literature for Neil Gaiman.
For it is from our hearts they come, and to our hearts they shall return. If you belong to the clan of the very few ones that go around looking for a fight, turn around and go elsewhere.
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View all 51 comments. My literary promiscuity being what it is, I have read and loved a lot of novels in many different genres.
However, among the beau coup books that I have loved long time there are a select few that hold a special, hallowed place in my pantheon of favorites…American Gods is one of these elite.
It is deeply emotional, but without a hint of melodrama. His descriptions are elaborate yet not drawn out. He tells a huge, complex, eternal story, one small My literary promiscuity being what it is, I have read and loved a lot of novels in many different genres.
He tells a huge, complex, eternal story, one small tale at a time. I exploded into tears of ecstasy, lost my bowels and wept uncontrollably for well over an hour.
This made for a particularly awkward moment at the book store but at least I was prepared… Later, when I was calmed down, cleaned up and baby powdered, I sat down and tore through this over the weekend.
Since this is the 10th anniversary edition of this modern fantasy classic, I am going to assume that a fair number of you reading this are at least familiar with the story.
However, I will still avoid major spoilers in this review, except for disclosing 1 the identity of Wednesday and 2 the basic plot.
I just think it is difficult to explain the novel without these two nuggets of bookformation. Just listing the countries represented in this book makes me smile and break out in goose zits.
While reeling from the aftermath of his loss, Shadow is approached by smooth-talking and mysterious grifter named Mr.
Turns out, Wednesday is actually a manifestation of Odin, ruler of the Norse Gods, and king of all things Asgardian. Thus, when the ancient Norsemen came to America, they brought belief in their gods with them.
When they made sacrifices to Odin, Thor and the rest of the Norse gods, it made them strong and powerful. Now, these godly young turkers and looking to destroy Odin and his ilk forever and claim supremacy over all of godness.
A war is coming…sweet!!! Realizing the powerful of the 21st century gods, Odin is on recruiting mission to gather up the old gods and get them to sack up in order to avoid being slaughtered at the hands of the upstarts.
From a broad brush perspective, that is really the frame for this novel. However, as with all great art, the beauty of this story is in the details, the aspects, the shadings, the nuances.
The rest of them know what they are. No one ever needs to go searching for the heart of Norway. Or looks for the soul of Mozambique.
They know what they are. This is a beautiful, elegant, but long and meandering journey through the heart and soul of America full of rich and detailed landscapes, historical flashbacks, memorable characters and mythological anecdotes.
Now, despite the novel taking its sweet, leisurely time sauntering towards the end, when it finally gets there, it is arguably my favorite pages of any book EVER.
In fact, the climax is so amazingly good that is it likely to cause one…so be prepared Of course, I am talking about the final dust up between the old and the new.
This segment is filled with more gods and legendary creatures than I have ever seen assembled in one story if you are a South Park fan, think Imagination Land and you will have an idea of the kind a concentrated star power I mean.
There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right.
The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do.
And that is what makes them dangerous. The story is basically the same and the added text is not so extensive that they change the essence of the novel.
However, it you are thinking of a re-read or have never read the story before, I would certainly recommend this edition as I think it provides some additional insight and clarifications that are interesting and worthwhile.
Overall, I love this book. I have now read it three times something I do not generally do with books and I am fairly certain that a fourth time is in my future.
If you love mythology, it is hard for me to imagine you not loving this book. One thing I would recommend is that you have handy either your own mythology guide or else a link to this website that lists all of the gods appearing in the novel.
View all 47 comments. I am writing this review ten months after I started this book, and eight months after finishing it, because in addition to me taking two-thirds of a year to get around to penciling in some thoughts I also took straight up sixty days to read it.
Well, not read it. Listen to it. This is the first audiobook I have ever listened to, and it is twenty hours long. Funny, right? What a track record!
I have three starred the other two. One of them was Fortunately, the Milk, which, like, who cares at all, and the other was this book. It was okay.
Or, really, read it for the first time. Because of the whole listening thing. Ugh you get what I mean. The plotline is not gripping. A book whose main conceit is that every god that has ever been worshipped exists should be fascinating.
A book in which that is true and also the gods are going to war should be fascinating AND fun. A book in which the aforementioned is true and also it is written by Neil Gaiman should be fascinating and fun AND full-on amazing.
American Gods is none of those things and it will be the great quest of my remaining days on this earth to figure out why the hell not.
Emotional turmoil central over here. View all 21 comments. A man was swallowed by a woman's vagina - so my mom wrote me a note and now I don't have to review this book anymore.
View all 27 comments. I finished American Gods two weeks ago and I postponed writing a review as I was trying to come up with something smart to match the book.
Obviously, as always when I struggle too much, nothing comes to min. I will just let my heart do the talking, then. Neil Gaiman is a genius. There is something magical about his writing that enwraps me every time I open the pages of his creations.
Maybe it is the way he combines action, mystery, mythology, mysticism, surreal, together with life lessons and ha I finished American Gods two weeks ago and I postponed writing a review as I was trying to come up with something smart to match the book.
Maybe it is the way he combines action, mystery, mythology, mysticism, surreal, together with life lessons and harsh truths. His fantasy is different from everything else I read of this genre, weird, disturbing but amazing.
I was awed by the idea of the book. Gods being brought to America by the migrants who believed in them. As the next generations believe less and less in them, the Old Gods loose their power and are forced to live as ordinary people, struggling to make a living.
New gods appear technology, media to replace the old ones but in the end, as America evolves, they will become obsolete as well.
One problem for me in this novel was that I could not connect with the characters, especially with Shadow.
This was probably due to the way the character was constructed, breathing but not really alive, as Laura told him. I will leave you with a quote that touched me deeply as it is so true, especially today when we experience so much tragedy around us.
We build a shell around it like an oyster dealing with a painful particle of grit, coating it with smooth pearl layers in order to cope. This is how we walk and talk and function, day in, day out, immune to others' pain and loss.
If it were to touch us it would cripple us or make saints of us; but, for the most part, it does not touch us. We cannot allow it to. View all 24 comments.
Jul 22, carol. American Gods, a meandering tale of a book, took me at least two tries to get through, despite my gravitation towards urban fantasy..
The concept of "old versus modern" gods is an intriguing one, and I can always get involved in themes of belief, stories and myth.
It didn't always work, however, and was completed at stuttering pace. Transitions can be rough, and it's not always clear where a particular chunk of narrative is heading.
I feel like part of it is that we have indeed lost the old gods American Gods, a meandering tale of a book, took me at least two tries to get through, despite my gravitation towards urban fantasy..
I feel like part of it is that we have indeed lost the old gods, and many people need a little background on Gaiman's creatures in order to appreciate the tale he's telling.
Often it's well done, but at times it interrupts the flow of the narrative. I often enjoy Gaiman's imagery, although occasionally it's self indulgent, seemingly for the sake of being shocking, like the woman that swallows a man through her vagina during sex, and a dead person vomiting maggots.
A few loose ends don't particularly seem pertinent, view spoiler [ such as the leprechaun that gives Shadow a gold piece, which Shadow then is moved to throw it into Laura's grave.
I'm not sure of the point of that subplot either--the power of belief? Characters and ideas are clearly his strengths. I loved some of the old gods, and thought Mr.
Nancy and the Chicago family particularly well done. The new gods were less well done, though the concept is a fascinating one.
However, the pantheon gets a little fuzzy at this point, particularly in Gaiman's decision to largely leave out "modern" organized religion--as Anubis and Bast and such were worshipped by Egyptians, it seems fair to acknowledge Jesus as more than a hitchhiker in Afganistan.
I wonder if he avoided it for complexity? The voice and tone is narrator is emotionally removed from the story, but I felt it suited the tone and scope of the novel well.
I liked Shadow and felt he was a very believable character for a while. Emphasizing his numbness and distance helped explained how he could be so blase about the return of his dead wife and Mr.
Wednesday's abilities. It's interesting that after his initial questioning and challenging of Mr. Wednesday and the leprechaun, he accepts the rest of the magic at face value.
I have mixed feelings about the ending. And the fact that the plot of the novel is a double con--well, I too feel more than a little betrayed.
It seemed weak that both old and new gods took Shadow's announcement and popped back to reality, ready to abandon the fight then and there.
Certainly their animosity had to be based on something, and removal of primary motivation doesn't remove built up antagonism. Two-and-a-half stars, rounding down because my memory assures me I don't want to touch it again.
View all 19 comments. Like mortals, they need to be loved. Gods from cultures around the world travelled to the US in the minds of immigrants. The indigenous people already had their own gods, and now there are new gods as well: internet, capitalism, media etc.
In a mater " Many things prove to me that the gods take part in the affairs of man. In a material, synaptic, digital world, the immaterial, synoptic, analog beings struggle to survive.
This fantastic concept is wrapped up in a disorienting road trip through the wonders of small town USA. Shadow, a young man recently released from prison, is taken on as driver and assistant for the mysterious Wednesday.
They go to places on the cusp of the corporeal world, where they meet strange characters with stranger histories, as a growing sense of something ominous looms.
Be wise, whole, or dead? It blurs dreams and reality; gods and mortals; the living, the dead, and the inbetween. The main narrative is interspersed with chapters about historical settlers and the gods they brought.
The second half is infused with ideas about identity, faith, mortality, and reality. Britain is often portrayed as a nation of eccentrics, and Gaiman is drawn to the eccentricities of his new homeland.
He fondly caricatures the bizarre and often anticlimactic roadside attractions, built at mystical sites where previous civilisations would have built stone circles or temples, and he paints the idyllic town of Lakeside with hues of Stepford and Twin Peaks.
The idea came from a man who visited the original at a time when it was thought to have been used for pagan human sacrifice.
WW1 was a different, more worthy, type of human sacrifice. Dead or Alive? But the monotheistic God of the Abrahamic traditions does not feature.
Not directly. There are strong parallels with the New Testament, though. But mostly, we prefer to protect ourselves from true but tragic stories.
This is how we walk and talk and function Personally, I think Donne and Gaiman both have pearls of truth: we are islands, but we have bridges and rescue boats at our disposal.
We are connected if we care and dare to venture on the seas to those we love. You barely have your own identity any more.
Instead, you're a thousand aspects of what people need you to be Nothing is fixed, nothing is stable. But once you learn your answers you can never unlearn them.
The first half was both vague and detailed, thus confusing. But after that, as the strands came together, I started to appreciate it more.
It needed to be shorter and taughter, imo. I thought following the coins would be key. They mattered, but the plot is disappointingly straightforward.
It's slightly like Atwood's The Blind Assassin which I reviewed HERE : with that, I was too focused on the main narrative, so didn't give quite enough attention and admiration to the fictional story within the overall fiction.
View all 70 comments. It appears that this book that I reviewed back around was deleted off my shelf and readded in - but definitely not by me.
What makes me furious is that it erased the entire long comment thread for this review. Conversations with friends are NOT replaceable.
But at least it prompted me to start the long-overdue re-read. It slowly meanders through strange places and events, with nothing coming together to form a coheren Interesting.
It slowly meanders through strange places and events, with nothing coming together to form a coherent picture for a while, almost frustratingly so — until the last quarter of the story where everything crashes together with a vengeance, and the whole emerges from the pieces, and everything falls into place and makes you see that it was all worth it to finally get here.
It's not good growing country for gods. They don't grow well here. They're like avocados trying to grow in wild rice country.
Not really […] It's like there isn't anyone there. You know? You're like this big, solid, man-shaped hole in the world. We don't need anyone to believe in us.
We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do. It's a gamble that worked perfectly - since, as he said, "Nobody's American [ That's my point. They believe, and then they do not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjuration.
People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe; and it is that rock solid belief, that makes things happen.
It also took in the beliefs they willingly or not brought with them to the New World, embraced them, changed them, allowed some to flourish and others to nearly wither away.
It pitted the old gods not only against each other in the endless battle for survival, but also against the new deities of consumerism and technology for the precious belief that keeps them going.
To quote Sir Pratchett again, "You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?
The heart of Gaiman's novel lies in portrayal - through seemingly unconnected interludes and sketches - of the people who brought the legends to this land, brought them among blood and loss and sorrow and heartbreak, of the people now who live in the this patchwork country that made a whole out of many little bits, of their origins and pasts, and of the soul of present-day America, the glue that holds it together.
Put like that it seems so simple. Lakeside, the quintessential American small town, the stuff of legends, as one may say. Terrifying legends, indeed.
Don't be fooled into thinking the ex-con Shadow working for a mysterious Mr. Wednesday whose real identity is not that hard to spot almost immediately is the protagonist.
No, Shadow feels flat and underdeveloped simply because he is just our binoculars into the vast landscape of American mythology, this world of belief and legends.
He paints a vivid picture with confident brush strokes, creating an unforgettable literary landscape. And he takes a gamble with the storyline and the plotting as well.
Do not look for exciting battles and confrontations, for non-stop action or fast-moving plot. This is the book unfolding slowly and finding its depth in the side stories and interludes that are there not to move the plot forward in the traditional sense but to give an extra glimpse, an extra dimension to the unfolding epic picture.
Love it for the unforgettable, fascinating and fully immersive experience. Gaiman, if you want a title of an honorary American, well - here it is.
It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore it knows it's not fooling a soul. Technology, the Media, the Vehicle, the Men in Black.
The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow.
Shadow is an ex-convict who is released from prison three days early when his wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Shadow is devastated by her death, and is distraught to learn that she died alongside his best friend Robbie, with w American Gods American Gods 1 , Neil Gaiman American Gods is a fantasy novel by British author Neil Gaiman.
Shadow is devastated by her death, and is distraught to learn that she died alongside his best friend Robbie, with whom she had been having an affair.
He takes a job as a bodyguard for a mysterious con man, Mr. Wednesday, and travels with him across America, visiting Wednesday's acquaintances.
Shadow learns that Wednesday is an incarnation of Odin the All-Father, and is also recruiting American manifestations of the Old Gods, whose powers have waned as their believers have decreased in number, to participate in a battle against the New American Gods — manifestations of modern life and technology, such as the Internet, media, and modern means of transport.
Shadow meets a leprechaun named Mad Sweeney, who gives Shadow a magical gold coin after Shadow beats him in a fight. View 2 comments. Update: Re-read for the first time in years to prep for reviewing the tv show.
So excited!!! Overall, this is a harder book than I remembered. So much harder as in, harder-edged and more thoughtful than I remember, both.
There's so much Update: Re-read for the first time in years to prep for reviewing the tv show. There's so much here to play with and I'm hoping they use as much of it as possible.
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