Shadow has just been released from prison and since the death of his wife he has nowhere to go and no one to turn to, so when the mysterious Mr. Wednesday hires him to accompany him on a dark and twisted road trip, Shadow accepts. A mythic, exhilarating story about humans and gods and the power they derive from each other. American Gods is a one-of-a-kind reading experience.
For more powerhouses of speculative fiction, look for these 3 titles:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Bone Clocks by David Mitchell