Want more American Gods?

Mr. Wednesday
those ravens are a hint . . .

If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman's book American Gods and have started watching the new series on Starz, maybe you feel like you want even more (and you've already re-read American Gods and also Anansi Boys). We understand. We're here to feed your need.

If you love the subplots of American Gods, you might enjoy Saffron and Brimstone, a collection of short stories by Elizabeth Hand. Replete with angels of death, nightmares and supernatural tattoos, Hand's stories will transport you (or at the very least, make for some interesting reading).  Saffron and Brimstone

Or perhaps you'd like The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson. Time traveling goddess with magical powers? Check. incredible storytelling and prose? Check. Award-winning author? Check!  The Salt Roads

And, if you're really up for a book to turn your brain completely around, be bold and reach for Kraken by China Mieville.  Doomsday cults, forgotten gods, and a missing giant squid (yes, you read that right). Mieville's rich use of language will have you reaching for your dictionary, but you can't deny that this is incredible (and incredibly creative) storytelling. Kraken

We also have plenty of books on mythology in the Library if you find yourself wondering just who Mr. Wednesday might be (or if you're just feeling inspired and want to learn as much as you can). Ask our friendly staff and we'll be happy to show you!

 

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