What’s doin’, Bastards? Sounds like Neil Gaiman may actually get around to that adaption of AMERICAN GODS after all. Shortly after it was announced by HBO in April of 2011 that the novel was being adapted for a series, everything went quiet. Gaiman got tied up with other projects and it all seemed to fall off the radar, even mine. Well, it is officially on according Gaiman’s twitter feed, check this out:
In case you can’t see that, it says “Writing HBO AMERICAN GODS pilot with @Tordotcom AMERICAN GODS playlist playing to keep me company. http://j.mp/SeMHHC”
Sounds like good news all around for fans (and there are many) of the book. For the unintiated, here is the synopsis of the book from Amazon:
“The storm was coming….Shadow spent three years in prison, keeping his head down, doing his time. All he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and to stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his scheduled release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.
On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a grizzled man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A self-styled grifter and rogue, Wednesday offers Shadow a job. And Shadow, a man with nothing to lose accepts.
But working for the enigmatic Wednesday is not without its price, and Shadow soon learns that his role in Wednesday’s schemes will be far more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Entangled in a world of secrets, he embarks on a wild road trip and encounters, among others, the murderous Czernobog, the impish Mr. Nancy, and the beautiful Easter — all of whom seem to know more about Shadow than he himself does.
Shadow will learn that the past does not die, that everyone, including his late wife, had secrets, and that the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined.
All around them a storm of epic proportions threatens to break. Soon Shadow and Wednesday will be swept up into a conflict as old as humanity itself. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought — and the prize is the very soul of America.
As unsettling as it is exhilarating, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, this work of literary magic will haunt the reader far beyond the final page.”
Not bad, eh? click the cover art below to order the book and read for yourself.
We’ll let you know more the moment we hear it.
LOCKED AND LOADED,
SOURCE: Neil Gaiman’s Twitter
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