If you have never read anything by Neil Gaiman, I want to beg you to go to the bookstore, library, or online to get one of his books. AMERICAN GODS is the first story that I ever read by the author and I have been a fan ever since. This book changed the way that I looked at novels in the science fiction/fantasy/mythology genre. There are truly no words for how much I loved it. Even now, I am taking the time to re-read it before I even start to watch the series.