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By Neil Gaiman

ISBN-10: 0062109596

ISBN-13: 9780062109590

First released in 2001, American Gods turned an fast classic-an highbrow and creative benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of cutting edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now realize the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary version. Newly up to date and multiplied with the author's most well-liked textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real party of a contemporary masterpiece via the single, the single, Neil Gaiman.

A typhoon is coming . . .

Locked in the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly watching for the magic day whilst he might go back to Eagle aspect, Indiana. a guy not petrified of what the next day may possibly carry, all he sought after was once to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new life.

But simply days earlier than his unencumber, Laura and Shadow's ally are killed in an twist of fate. along with his existence in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a role from a beguiling stranger he meets at the method domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to grasp extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy is way extra attention-grabbing and hazardous than Shadow ever imagined-it is a task that takes him on a gloomy and unusual highway journey and introduces him to a bunch of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. alongside the best way Shadow will examine that the earlier by no means dies; that everybody, together with his liked Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that desires, totems, legends, and myths are extra genuine than we all know. eventually, he'll realize that underneath the placid floor of daily life a hurricane is brewing-an epic battle for the very soul of America-and that he's status squarely in its path.

Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its exceptional synthesis of "mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose" (Michael Dirda, Washington submit ebook World) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it really is, effectively, a good paintings of literary mind's eye that may undergo for generations.

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24 LOST PYRAMIDS The early pyramids were composed of horizontal layers of rough-hewn blocks of stone, held together principally by their own weight, but between the interstices of which mortar was placed. In the later stages of the type the core of the structure was formed chiefly of rubble, of which stone, mud, and mud bricks were the principal constituents. This was faced outwardly with a fine casing of stone, carefully dressed and joined, and the mortuary-chambers showed similar care in construction.

24 LOST PYRAMIDS The early pyramids were composed of horizontal layers of rough-hewn blocks of stone, held together principally by their own weight, but between the interstices of which mortar was placed. In the later stages of the type the core of the structure was formed chiefly of rubble, of which stone, mud, and mud bricks were the principal constituents. This was faced outwardly with a fine casing of stone, carefully dressed and joined, and the mortuary-chambers showed similar care in construction.

Mummification Mummification was, as has been said, probably an invention of the Osirian cult. The priests of Osiris taught that the body of man was a sacred thing and not to be abandoned to the beasts of the desert, because from it would spring the effulgent and regenerated envelope of the purified spirit. C1l >. Po. c: '" (page 29) I. Model of a Funeral Boat with figures symbolizing Isis and Nephthys 2 . Canopi c Jars representing the Four Sons of Horus Photo W. A. Mansell &: (0 . (page 28) MUMMIFICATION the elaborate art of embalming, with all its gloomy, if picturesque, ceremonial.

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