According to author Neil Gaiman, there are only two kinds of writers: those who admit to anxiously checking the "readers comments" section of Amazon.com, and "those who lie."
Before his novel AMERICAN GODS hit the stands, Gaiman was concerned about the kind of reception it would have. His previous book STARDUST, a fairy tale for adults, was a phenomenal success, but Gaiman was worried that even his fans would find AMERICAN GODS "too weird."
"I'm not sure that AMERICAN GODS is likeable in the same way that STARDUST is," says Gaiman. "STARDUST kind of falls into the 'What's not to like?' category. It's a short, pleasant fantasy. AMERICAN GODS is bigger. It's stranger."