I've heard Neil Gaiman say once that he has enough ideas to last 3 lifetimes. It makes you kind of jealous especially after reading this book. Full of ideas this is a tale of a man called Shadow, just released from prison, who takes on a journey through the US, inspired by a man called Wednesday. Wednesday appears to be Odin , the old Norwegian god. Shadow takes on a quest unlike any quest in fantasy-fiction. The United States of America turns into The United States of Gods from all over the world. In a great finale where imagination and belief fight a battle against the domination of computers, Shadow finally furfills his part in the story. Great reading, with some criticism on American society.