I read American Gods once and became good at USA geography
Man, I nearly gave this book only 3 stars. I was simply enjoying the fun roadtrip and then visiting Gods and hearing them rant about how hard their lives were, so going through the chapter where Shadow decides he'll sacrifice himself and gets tied up was a drag and totally uninteresting to me. The revelation of his connection to Wednesday amused me less than it should've. Luckily for me, Shadow returns to Lakeside later and uncovers the mystery surrounding the missing kids and that was enough to get me back into the story again.
Oh yeah, when Easter gets introduced I remembered the reason I finally decided to pick this up was because I watched the TV series. They are quite different from each other, but I think I like some things the TV series did more. The TV adaptation made Laura less forgettable and Mad Sweeney, a character that entertains me a lot, shows up a lot more often.
Plus, it has Cool Jesus