Friday, March 21, 2008

Brian Mitchell is reading American Gods

Neil Gaiman. American Gods. New York: W. Morrow, 2001.

In this futuristic novel, the main character gets of out prison to find out that his wife has died. In addition to this shock, he is offered a job by a man named Wednesday who turns out to be the Odin of Norse mythology. The premise of the novel is that the old gods are fighting for survival with the new gods (e.g., television). Mitchell, circulation supervisor at Grinnell College Libraries, is still deciding whether he recommends this novel or not. Stop by the circulation desk to ask him about it or ... find out for yourself.

This book is available at Stewart Public Library

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed this book. It offered a fresh take on the American landscape and smartly written.