First Paragraph: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I’m participagting in a book tour for the tenth anniversary of American Gods. I missed reading the book when it was first published so I am glad for this chance to read it now. It’s also been make into a TV series which started las night on STARZ  The book is quite good, just right if you’re a Neil Gaiman fan.

I decided to share the opening of the Author’s Introduction. I found it very interesting. Here it is:



I don’t know what it’s like to read this book. I only know what it was like to live the writing of it.

I moved to America in 1992. Something started, in the back of my head. There were unrelate ideas that I knew were important and yet seemed unconnected: two men meeting on a plane; the car on the ice; the significance of coin tricks; and more than anything, America: this strange, huge place where I now found myself living that I knew I didn’t understand. But I wanted to understand it. More than that, I wanted to describe it.


What do you think?

Would you keep reading?


firstparagraphEvery Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.

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10 Responses to First Paragraph: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

  1. I’m not quite sure about this one but I’d definitely turn a few more pages before deciding.

  2. emma says:

    This is a book I always intended to read – I quite like the intro so yes, I would keep reading.

  3. Interesting beginning–makes you wonder where the story is going. I’ve been thinking about reading this book…hope you enjoy it.

  4. I haven’t read the author…I tried once. Maybe this one will be the one to capture my interest. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. Beth F says:

    I love Gaiman and I forgot the show started last night. Will catch up tonight. 🙂

  6. I keep meaning to read something by this author but haven’t done so. Now I’m definitely curious about the unrelated ideas in his mind and wondering how they play out in this story.
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  7. Laura says:

    It’s so funny you chose that one. I picked a different Neil Gaiman and will be starting it next week. American Gods is on my TBR list too however! I loved The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Sleeper and the Spindle, and The Graveyard Book. He is such a great writer. Enjoy your book!
    Laura 🙂
    My FPFC Tuesday

  8. Diane says:

    I’ve never read this author but, my book group is reading on of his books this month (title escapes me ). I’d try this one.

  9. Vicki says:

    I’d keep reading. I haven’t read this author yet.

  10. I love this book! I am glad you are enjoying it too. I am tempted to re-read now that it’s going to be on TV (although I don’t subscribe to the station it is airing on . . .).

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