American Gods
by Neil Gaiman
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Dopo tre anni di prigione Shadow sta per tornare in libertà quando viene a sapere della morte misteriosa della moglie e del suo migliore amico. Sull'aereo che lo riporta a casa l'uomo riceve una proposta di lavoro da un tipo piuttosto enigmatico, Mister Wednesday: Shadow accetta, ma gli servirà ancora qualche tempo per scoprire chi sia in realtà il suo capo, chi siano i suoi compagni d'affari e chi i suoi concorrenti.

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CleoCleo added a quotation
I am the land.
CleoCleo added a quotation
I am the land.
✿ Smp ✿✿ Smp ✿ added a quotation
Mi sono rimaste impresse nella memoria da quando avevo ancora l'età in cui un libro può cambiare la vita.
✿ Smp ✿✿ Smp ✿ added a quotation
Mi sono rimaste impresse nella memoria da quando avevo ancora l'età in cui un libro può cambiare la vita.
Elena SevergniniElena Severgnini added a quotation
La narrativa ci permette di entrare in altre menti, in altri luoghi, di guardare con altri occhi. E poi nel racconto ci fermiamo, prima di morire, oppure un sostituto muore per noi, che restiamo in buona salute, e nel mondo al di là della storia voltiamo pagina o chiudiamo il libro, tornando alla nostra esistenza.
Elena SevergniniElena Severgnini added a quotation
La narrativa ci permette di entrare in altre menti, in altri luoghi, di guardare con altri occhi. E poi nel racconto ci fermiamo, prima di morire, oppure un sostituto muore per noi, che restiamo in buona salute, e nel mondo al di là della storia voltiamo pagina o chiudiamo il libro, tornando alla nostra esistenza.
Martino VanzelliMartino Vanzelli added a quotation
Era un sogno e nei sogni non si ha scelta; o non ci sono decisioni da prendere, oppure le decisioni sono state già prese molto prima che il sogno avesse inizio.
Martino VanzelliMartino Vanzelli added a quotation
Era un sogno e nei sogni non si ha scelta; o non ci sono decisioni da prendere, oppure le decisioni sono state già prese molto prima che il sogno avesse inizio.
JacoposgamminiJacoposgammini added a quotation
Digli che abbiamo riprogrammato la realtà. Digli che il linguaggio è un virus, la religione un sistema operativo e le preghiere sono junk mail.
JacoposgamminiJacoposgammini added a quotation
Digli che abbiamo riprogrammato la realtà. Digli che il linguaggio è un virus, la religione un sistema operativo e le preghiere sono junk mail.
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He wondered whether home was a thing that happened to a place after a while, or if it was something that you found in the end, if you simply walked and waited and willed it long enough.
noverianoveria added a quotation
He wondered whether home was a thing that happened to a place after a while, or if it was something that you found in the end, if you simply walked and waited and willed it long enough.
noverianoveria added a quotation
People believe, thought Shadow. It's what people do. They believe. And then they will not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjurations. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe: and it is that belief, that rock-solid belief, that makes things happen.
noverianoveria added a quotation
People believe, thought Shadow. It's what people do. They believe. And then they will not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjurations. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe: and it is that belief, that rock-solid belief, that makes things happen.
noverianoveria added a quotation
Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you-even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition.Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world.
noverianoveria added a quotation
Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you-even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition.Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world.
noverianoveria added a quotation
"What is the word for it? The opposite of sacred?" "Profane," said Shadow, without thinking. "No," said Czernobog. "I mean, when a place is less sacred than any other place. Of negative sacredness. Places where they can build no temples. Places where people will not come, and will leave as soon as they can. Places where gods only walk if they are forced to."
noverianoveria added a quotation
"What is the word for it? The opposite of sacred?" "Profane," said Shadow, without thinking. "No," said Czernobog. "I mean, when a place is less sacred than any other place. Of negative sacredness. Places where they can build no temples. Places where people will not come, and will leave as soon as they can. Places where gods only walk if they are forced to."
noverianoveria added a quotation
"This isn't about what is," said Mr. Nancy. "It's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things."
noverianoveria added a quotation
"This isn't about what is," said Mr. Nancy. "It's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things."