Apologies – I’m not finding the link to this online – but Susan Larson noted the following in her article “Some like it hot: What we read on our summer vacation,” in the August 26 edition of the New Orleans Times Picayune:
…Then I caught up with some spectacular novels — “Empire Falls,” by Richard Russo, and “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” by Michael Chabon. I escaped to fantasy land with the marvelous Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and “Neverwhere.”…

Neil is also quoted in Gregory Feeley’s review of Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen and mentioned amongst other best selling authors in article about HarperCollins in the New York Daily News

Michael M Jones’ review of American Gods is online at Green Man Review