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S1E4: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

In anticipation of the forthcoming HBO series, let's delve into @neilhimself's American Gods.  For those who've already read it, you might want to listen to the 10th anniversary audiobook.

"A master of inventive fiction, Neil Gaiman delves into the murky depths where reality and imagination meet. Now inAmerican Gods, he works his literary magic to extraordinary results.

Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday—a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about him. A trickster and rogue, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With nowhere left to go, Shadow accepts, and soon learns that his role in Mr. Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought—and the prize is the very soul of America." - Barnes and Noble

 

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  • Annie

    I just noticed the file upload feature on meetup.com. Shall I upload the sequel novella for American Gods? I emailed it to one of the organizers but haven't gotten a reply so I'm not sure if I sent it successfully. Let me know.

    June 10, 2013

    • Leslie

      Sorry, I haven't gotten through all my emails last week.

      June 10, 2013

    • Annie

      I just read everyone's emails and comments. Thanks for replying!

      June 11, 2013

  • Lisa

    Didn't like the book but love the group! So can't complain at all

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Leslie

      Eventually, we'll pick a book that everyone likes (is there such a thing?)

      June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for having to cancel last minute. This is the first time my family has decided to be somewhat spontaneous for my birthday and it's running later than I thought it would :-\ See everyone next time!

    May 31, 2013

    • Sooz

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

      1 · May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Sooz!

      May 31, 2013

  • Raymond C.

    Last minute working gig tomorrow, so I have to miss out tomorrow evening. Have fun and enjoy the burgers, hope to see everyone at the next meetup

    May 30, 2013

    • Sooz

      You were missed!

      May 31, 2013

  • Christina

    Unfortunately I have caught the really bad plague that has been going around and don't think you guys really want to be around a hacking mess.

    May 30, 2013

  • John F.

    Sadly I can't make it even after we switched the date. Now I have to go to my wife's cousin's high school graduation party that night... bummer

    May 22, 2013

  • Roland

    I'm a tad confused about the Season 1 Episode 4 thing. There are 3 episodes that already exists? If so, where can one find them?

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • Leslie

      Available via time travel only. The "episodes" are our meetings themselves. :-)

      May 19, 2013

    • Roland

      Aha! If I could only remember where I parked the TARDIS :D

      2 · May 19, 2013

  • Shy M.

    So this Knowlwood claims to have the "world's best hamburger".... my belly is skeptical but would love to be proven wrong

    1 · May 16, 2013

    • Leslie

      Knowlwood has a pretty controversial standing amongst burger lovers. That being said, they are something of an Orange County staple, so it seems fitting that we should try it out.

      May 19, 2013

  • Terri F.

    Ask attendees

    May 13, 2013

    • Leslie

      Hi Terri -- did you have a suggestion?

      May 13, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Does it make a difference whether those attending read the original edition, or the 10th anniversary edition? I've got the latter from the LA Public Library.

    May 5, 2013

    • Leslie

      No, either is fine since I didn't specify.

      May 5, 2013

    • Michael L.

      Thanks.

      May 5, 2013

  • Sooz

    Thanks for moving the date!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Sooz

    I'm going to be trapped at the HB Hyatt for an offsite meeting :(

    April 9, 2013

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