AMERICAN GODS, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, comes vividly to life in a major new TV series on Amazon Prime Video starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson.
'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' Stephen King.
If you are to survive, you must believe.
Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America.
Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.
The war has already begun, an epic struggle for the very soul of America, and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
'For sheer ambition, erudition and imagination, this takes some beating' Big Issue - Big Issue
'From his first collection of short stories, Neil Gaiman has always been a remarkable, remarkably gifted writer, but AMERICAN GODS is the first of his fictions to match, even surpass, the breathtaking imaginative sweep an
'They don't come much better than this. Really. And the magic of Neil Gaiman's novels leave you feeling almost light-headed, as though all the wonders of his stories are as real as night and day... Combines fantastical figures with human heroes and once again proves Gaiman to be one of the leading writers of fiction and mythology' Punch - Punch
'...something approaching a noir masterpiece, part Jim Thompson, part David Lynch, with a pinch of Philip K Dick' W Magazine - W Magazine
'A jaw-droppingly good, scary epic positively drenched in metaphors and symbols' Midweek - Midweek
'A surreal road trip that seems to be part Jack Kerouac, part Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' Birmingham Post - Birmingham Post
'AMERICAN GODS is some kind of miracle. Neil Gaiman has managed to tell the tallest of tales in the most heart rending and believable fashion, despite the story's truly mythic scale. It is an important, essential book. As Pablo Neruda once said of another world class novel, not to read it is the same as never having tasted an orange' Jonathan Carroll
Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris.
The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, collaborated with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'
Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.