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American Gods/Anansi Boys (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
It's a fairly nice looking book, though far from the nicest book in the Barnes and Noble Collectible Editions series. The back cover, which isn't pictured on the website for some reason, consists of a spider hanging from the Eye of Horus (the same two symbols seen on the front and spine) within a silver disk with silver and blue lines emanating from it. Along the edge of the cover are the same wiring-type lines you can see behind the word "Gods" on the front cover. The cover is completely absent of the stickers that you see on some books in this series, such as the green planet on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the raven on the Edgar Allan Poe omnibus. My main issue is that it is not the author-preferred 10th anniversary version of the text, something I tried and failed to discover before purchasing the book. Make of that what you will. If I want to be nitpicky, I'm also slightly disappointed that the cover design doesn't have much in the way of reference to Norse mythology, preferring instead Egyptian, despite the fact that Odin plays a more integral part to the overall story. Overall, not a bad volume, but it could be better. I'd probably rate it more like 3.5/5.
If you enjoyed the book, like I did, then this is a great buy. I love the quality of the binding, pages, and the ribbon bookmark. Book collectors will enjoy adding this to their books.