This is Mr. Wednes­day. He’s my hero.

Ok.  So here’s the thing about Kards Unlim­it­ed.  We. Love. Neil Gaiman.  Like a lot.  I know I’ve said this before, and I know you know it, so I won’t wax too ver­bose about how much we love Neil Gaiman. Suf­fice it to say that his books have had a great influ­ence on most of the employ­ees of the store and that when peo­ple need help pick­ing a book we rec­om­mend his books 9 out of 10 times (or more.)

Shad­ow and Mad Sweeney’s fight. OMG you guys, read this book.

Com­ing in the wake of the many suc­cess­ful TV adap­ta­tions of awe­some fan­tas­ti­cal nov­els in recent years, Amer­i­can Gods the series pre­mieres on Starz on April 30th at 9 p.m. and we could not pos­si­bly be more excit­ed.  Here’s a link to the trail­er.  It’s amaz­ing.

Just to give you a lit­tle bit of spoil­er-free back­ground infor­ma­tion, Amer­i­can Gods is the sto­ry of how all the var­i­ous gods that peo­ple brought to Amer­i­ca from their home coun­tries need to band togeth­er to stop them­selves from being erad­i­cat­ed by the new gods of Amer­i­ca like the inter­net and TV and stuff.  Neil Gaiman tells it a lot bet­ter than I do.  And I have high hopes for how the series will han­dle his source mate­ri­al.  This show seems espe­cial­ly rel­e­vant given the cur­rent cli­mate of intol­er­ance and xeno­pho­bia going around.  The book doesn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly deal with those themes, but it does fea­ture an Amer­i­ca that cel­e­brates its diver­si­ty.  The Amer­i­ca Gaiman por­trays is a coun­try unashamed­ly built of mil­lions of dif­fer­ent peo­ple and their sto­ries.  It’s a place we should try to remem­ber and to inhab­it.

Any­way, we at KU are intense­ly excit­ed for this show, so if you are too, don’t hes­i­tate to come in and share your excite­ment with us!  The more scream­ing the bet­ter!  And check out our awe­some count­down timer on the side­bar to find out exact­ly how long you have to wait for the first episode!

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