First Lines: American Gods

For thousands of years all kinds of people have been crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the old countries to the new world. And more often than not, they took their gods with them. And as it turns out, America is not a good place for gods. The old people don’t need their old gods anymore, and they start worshiping those new, American gods of progress. As the old gods start to loose their powers, a storm is building. Surely this all can’t end well for both the old and the new gods. Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is the story of how Shadow got in the middle of this conflict, and what he did once he got there.

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Neil Gaiman — American Gods
First line
Shadow had done three years in prison.