Back Seat Book Club Shows

Back Seat Book Club – Book Ten: American Gods

Author: Neil Gaiman

Published: 2001

William Morrow

Plot Summary – Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.

Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm or preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

Quick Thoughts:


“Hey,” said Shadow. “Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are.” 
The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
“Say ‘Nevermore,'” said Shadow.
“F— you,” said the raven.”

Your Hosts:

  • Lena
  • Pedro
  • Scott

Recorded 05/30/13

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