Book Review: American Gods Vol. 3: The Moment of the Storm

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The Moment of the Storm (2020) is the third installment of the adaptation of his novel titled American Gods. This story centers on the final battle between gods. Shadow, after being employed by a man called Wednesday, discovers his lineage and must find a way to stop the conflict between the deities of the new land.

Art and Colors

The illustrations are not vivid. It felt to me like the illustrations were designed to convey a mood rather than to go for realism. The result is a gloomy ambience that goes hand-in-hand with the story.

Story

This book isn’t what I was expecting. They story has been building for two books and I felt like the payoff didn’t deliver. The whole thing felt anticlimactic. In my reviews of the previous two books in this series I wrote about the story not feeling like it was going anywhere; I thought this book would tie everything together. But it didn’t. I was really rooting for this book. One particular choice I wondered about is the final battle. They don’t really show it. There are some panels where they mention a battle, but I  didn’t feel the battle was epic enough.

Final Thoughts 

If you are a Neil Gaiman fan, you should read this book. If you’re not, I think there are better works to get you started on his stories.

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