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Discuss American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.

One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    great discussion of book, enjoyed hearing it explained in various opinions of book,

    June 27, 2013

  • Jim

    Great! Lively discussion, good food, good beer, good people!

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool meeting. Like the book or not you have to admit it made for interesting discussion. :-)

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    o.k., schedule changed AGAIN. Think I can comebut late... hope it's not a problem...

    June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      so sorry... got too late.

      June 19, 2013

  • Kathy Bredbury F.

    Sorry Rob, just got called into work.

    June 19, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi all
    I'm Looking to give a final number to the Cask and Vine so please change your status if you can't attend.
    Don't feel like you had to finish the book to go to the meetup.

    Thank you
    Rob

    June 18, 2013

    • RobC13

      Collen the only issue I have is that you didn't have an extra ticket for me:-) Enjoy the game!

      June 19, 2013

    • Kathy Bredbury F.

      Rob I'm still in & have the $5 dues. Colleen, have an awesome time!! I'm jealous too!

      June 19, 2013

  • Amy E

    Sorry all... Can't make it! Traveling for work. Enjoy the discussion.

    June 18, 2013

  • RobC13

    I have opened up a waiting list.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    got another job and have to train this night...

    June 14, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi all,
    I booked us at the Cask and Vine for 7pm under my name.
    As they are a smaller venue and Weds is a slow night they asked if we could give them an idea of who is ordering an Entree so they ensure they have enough on hand. If you have a minute please look at their menu and let me know if you will be ordering an entree,(if you have an idea of what entree even better).
    I expect food service to be a bit on the slow side (similar to last months meetup) but I think the venue will be nice and cozy for us.

    June 12, 2013

    • Amy E

      Chicken & black bean flatbread for me!

      June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Stuffed mushrooms and the Mac and cheese for me please

      June 14, 2013

  • Laura A.

    I have another meeting I need to attend the same night. Catch you in July.

    June 13, 2013

  • DebShell

    I just got to borrow the book as a library download again. I am a third of the way through! Another great read.

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Lauren

      I downloaded other Neil gaiman books from the library. I had read stardust years ago and forgot how much I enjoy some of his books. Even the creepy kid ones like coraline and the graveyard book.

      June 12, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi All,
    Once we get down to 20 people I will create a waiting list for others who have expressed interest in this meetup.
    For those of you who have signed up to go but cannot attend please change your RSVP so others will have enough notice to attend.
    This book should lead to some very interesting conversation.

    June 12, 2013

  • DebShell

    I think I am getting the book. I enjoy how the author, I believe, is saying we have lost our beliefs in a God or higher being in ourselves or outside of ourselves and are believing in the media and things, being lazy and not looking for a higher purpose in life. What do you think?

    2 · June 11, 2013

  • Amie M.

    Did anyone else get the 10th anniversary edition with "the author's preferred text"? I'm a bit daunted by the size now that I picked it up, but I'm up for it if anyone else is reading the longer version. (I'll just read instead of working out from now until then as the physical book is quite heavy. Ha!)

    If everyone else is reading the original released version, I think I'll exchange it since I'm also still finishing "Devil." ;)

    June 7, 2013

    • Lauren

      No I read the 3m mobile Manchester public library version with journal entries at the end from the author about the writibg abd publishing process

      June 7, 2013

    • Kathy Bredbury F.

      Amie, I'm also reading the anniversary edition & yes, kind of daunting size. I was trying to finish Devil too but have family in and doing construction so won't finish both. Looking forward to discuss the longer edition :0)

      June 9, 2013

  • Amy E

    Second guessing my vote on this book! Will be interested in hearing peoples thoughts.

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Denise

      I've kind of stalled on reading it got about 1/4 of the way and haven't picked it up since just plain weird!

      June 9, 2013

    • Lauren

      I thought it was pretty easy to follow

      June 9, 2013

  • Mike P

    Damn! I have a conflict.

    June 9, 2013

  • DebShell

    Just reading the shorter library version

    June 7, 2013

  • RobC13

    As an FYI we having another meetup in July that still has availability

    May 24, 2013

  • Nancy

    Hi Rob. Are you going to open up a waitlist for this next meeting?

    May 23, 2013

  • Suzan T.

    I guess should check my email earlier.

    May 23, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi All,
    I guess I shouldn't schedule meetups at 11Pm as I forgot to set a limit. I'll keep it at 24 with no waiting list. if and when we get any cancellations and it gets to 20 I will reinstate the waiting list.

    May 23, 2013

  • Lauren

    Looking forward to my first meeting. I may be a few minutes late depending on what time the bus gets in.

    May 23, 2013

    • RobC13

      Hi Lauren,
      We look forward to meeting you.No problem if you are late.

      May 23, 2013

    • Lauren

      Just rented the e-book from the library this morning.

      May 23, 2013

  • RobC13

    Thanks to all who attended. I really enjoyed hearing everyone's insight on the book.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed meeting all of you at last meeting and looking forward to this one. :-)

    1 · May 23, 2013

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