The people have spoken, er, tweeted, and the inaugural pick of the One Book, One Twitter Book Club will be Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
Although it wasn’t my choice, I’m excited to read American Gods, especially since the author is himself so active in social media (follow Gaiman on Twitter at @neilhimself) and having a book club where the author is likely to chime in from time to time will make it all the more interesting.
Here’s a quick synopsis of American Gods, courtesy of IndieBound.org:
Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming — a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.
One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
Intriguing. I’ll be picking up the book this weekend, and it’ll take priority over my already-towering “to be read” pile.
Will you be participating in One Book, One Twitter? Let me know in the comments.