American Gods is one of author Neil Gaimen's (Stardust, Coraline) most acclaimed works, about a man named Shadow who, upon his release from prison, discovers his wife is dead and his best friend (also supplier for a job) slept with her (also resulting in death XD). Aimless, he gets on a plane to no where in particular, meeting a man who calls himself Wednesday. Wednesday knows all about Shadow, and he has a job for him. To be his personel bodyguard.
What's there not to like about American Gods? It's most definetly horror/ficiton at it's finest, with well-rounded, quircky characters, a dark plot that manages to be readable, amazing prose that's descriptive without being boring, and an intricitley woven story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It must have taken an amazing, exhausting effort for Mr. Gaimen to string together the plot, characters and setting in a way that is both complicated and understandable. Seriously, the man disserves a medal.
Overall, I have absolutely no gripes about this amazing novel, except that maybe it wasn't longer XD