For me, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods begs to be made into a graphic novel – no other medium could suffice. (That HBO has optioned it for a mini-series is a travesty to my sensibilities.) The gritty, hyper-sensualized imagery that Gaiman evokes, and the bizarre yet instinctual subject matter that he taps into (an ex-con drifter with personal ghosts, forgotten mythology clawing to survive, off-the-main-roads Americana), could only be given justice by genre-driven illustration of the highest caliber. I would dare anyone who worships the literary macabre and the theatre of language to read American Gods and then disagree.
– Sharon Browning