I am about to finish Neil Gaiman’s gothic fantasy American Gods. This is the first book I read by Gaiman, and I enjoy his choice of locations. I’ve been to the House on the Rock and Rock City atop Lookout Mountain, and both are excellent roadside attractions. Gaiman weaves an engaging story around the interesting idea that the old gods people came to the New World in the hearts and minds of believers, and this decrepit divinity still persists in America, forgotten in the rush to newer deities like the television, computers, or Wall Street. And what happens when these two pantheons come into opposition? Well, read the book.