A story about this — 2 years ago
I would be lying if I said I didn’t force myself to finish this book. I found the first half of the book to be pretty boring. There is something about the main character, Shadow, that kind of makes him dull. He just seems so neutral about everything that happens around him or to him that’s it’s hard to find him interesting. It’s also difficult not questioning how every single god, mythical creature, monster or idol suddenly became literal. Of course, there’s also the fact all of these gods have contrasting backgrounds and views.
On the other hand, the second half of the book was pretty good. As someone mentioned below, it all really did come together (except the god question) and I did enjoy it. I believed that Laura, one of the side characters, was more interesting and had a little more depth than the main character.
Overall, I would say I recommend it based on the second half of the book. However, the whole book wasn’t that great.