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