American Gods by Neil Gaiman
So I say I’m not much of a fantasy reader, but this book is another one that I just have to recommend. Here’s the story in a nutshell: Imagine the heavy hitters of world mythology, disguised as ordinary humans, set loose with all their wonderful weirdness upon the American landscape. Throw in a young fellow just released from prison, and you’ve got yourself a fine little (big!) story. Gaiman is a master of storytelling, and he’s at the peak of his game here.