American Gods …


sind nicht unbedingt die germanischen Götter – oder doch? Zumindest haben sie ins Neil Gaimans Roman „American Gods“, den man für einen Monat (kostenlos) online lesen kann, einen Auftritt.

Der Bezug zur Alten Sitte:

„Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired. Shadow agrees to help Wednesday, and they whirl through a psycho-spiritual storm that becomes all too real in its manifestations. For instance, Shadow’s dead wife Laura keeps showing up, and not just as a ghost–the difficulty of their continuing relationship is by turns grim and darkly funny, just like the rest of the book.“ (


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