History YMMV / AmericanGods

1st Aug '16 6:39:15 AM Larkmarn
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* CaptainObviousReveal: In hindsight, the fact that Low-Key Lyesmith is [[spoiler: Loki]] is ridiculously obvious and many readers (as well as Shadow) kick themselves for not seeing it sooner.



* {{Squick}}: Many examples: a man eaten by a vagina, the man-eating goddess being [[spoiler: ground into a bloody smear by a limousine,]] almost any scene in the last half of the book involving Laura...

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Many examples: a man eaten by a vagina, the that very man-eating goddess being [[spoiler: ground into a bloody smear by a limousine,]] almost any scene in the last half of the book involving Laura...
30th Jun '16 8:35:41 AM mlsmithca
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: Ian McShane being cast as Mr. Wednesday in the TV adaptation.
30th Jun '16 3:46:43 AM gunarao
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: Ian McShane being cast as Mr. Wednesday in the TV adaptation.
2nd Jan '16 8:34:21 AM Doug86
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** Media taking over Creator/LucilleBall's image on an episode of ILoveLucy and offering to show Shadow Lucy's breasts. Thankfully, Shadow turns the television off before she can do it.

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** Media taking over Creator/LucilleBall's image on an episode of ILoveLucy ''Series/ILoveLucy'' and offering to show Shadow Lucy's breasts. Thankfully, Shadow turns the television off before she can do it.
4th May '15 5:15:50 PM IJVin
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* {{Narm}}: In the 10th-anniversary edition audiobook version of ''American Gods'', [[spoiler: Mad Sweeney's]] FinalSpeech is ruined for Jewish viewers because the way he pronounces "boobies" is identical to the Yiddish ''bubby'', or grandmother. What kind of fortune letter would let [[spoiler: an old drunken leprechaun]] play with her grandmothers? Perhaps he just really wanted some ChristmasCake...

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* {{Narm}}: In the 10th-anniversary edition audiobook version of ''American Gods'', [[spoiler: Mad Sweeney's]] FinalSpeech is ruined for Jewish viewers because the way he pronounces "boobies" is identical to the Yiddish ''bubby'', or grandmother. What kind of fortune letter teller would let [[spoiler: an old drunken leprechaun]] play with her grandmothers? Perhaps he just really wanted some ChristmasCake...
17th Dec '14 8:35:53 AM Eegah
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* BrokenBase: Gaiman notes in the 10th Anniversary edition how this is one of his most controversial books, with many fans finding Shadow too unlikable and the plot too wandering.
25th Nov '14 5:20:22 PM poi99
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The cutaway chapters. Did we really need to know about the Man-eating hooker goddess and the Ifrit and the taxi driver? Don't forget Laura applying for a Job literally JustForPun.
7th Nov '14 6:15:39 PM TinyTedDanson
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* EndingFatigue: Some releases of the book just ''keep'' going. [[spoiler:Depending on the release, the plot can be followed with two epilogues and a continuation through a spin-off short story. Firstly, the named "Epilogue" chapters appear to tie up the remaining loose ends and character threads; the "Post Script" chapter, which sees Shadow visit Reykjavik and briefly chat with the original incarnation of Odin; and ''then'', in some releases, a few chapters that see Shadow visiting Scotland and taking on a single job.]]
23rd Sep '14 1:39:36 PM kufat
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** Hinzelmann [[spoiler:is based on the legend of a kobold named Heinzelmann, who's true form was of a small child with two swords impaled in his body]]. Also, it was said that [[spoiler:if he was ever chased out of his house, evil luck would follow. In the end, it's implied without Hinzelmann alive the town of Lakeside will no longer be the idyllic, slice-of-heaven town it is now]].

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** Hinzelmann [[spoiler:is based on the legend of a kobold named Heinzelmann, who's whose true form was of a small child with two swords impaled in his body]]. Also, it was said that [[spoiler:if he was ever chased out of his house, evil luck would follow. In the end, it's implied without Hinzelmann alive the town of Lakeside will no longer be the idyllic, slice-of-heaven town it is now]].
1st Aug '14 12:53:28 PM SgtFrog1
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* TheWoobie: Poor Shadow doesn't catch a break throughout.

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* TheWoobie: Poor Shadow doesn't catch a break throughout. [[spoiler: When he finally dies by hanging from the World Tree for nine days, just like Odin/Wednesday before him, his last request is to be left alone in TheNothingAfterDeath. Of course, that doesn't last long, since Eostr/Easter brings him back to life for the final battle.]]
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