This story was recommended to me by a co-worker. I wouldn't say this is my normal genre, but it was such a great story. So imaginative. And so well fashioned. I loved that we didn't know who Shadow was or why he was so important until very near the end. I loved how all the gods were introduced. I loved that new gods were created based on what people were worshiping. I loved how the gods of all the different cultures around the world were included and even melded together. It was just a fascinating story with fascinating characters, and I very much enjoyed it. Very good recommendation from my co-worker!