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Anansi boys
Neil Gaiman
Adult Fiction GAIMAN

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Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
As he is preparing for his upcoming wedding, Fat Charlie Nancy’s father passes away. When Fat Charlie reluctantly attends his father’s funeral he discovers that his father is Anansi, the Spider god of Africa. Anansi is also a god of telling stories and naming things, something he happened to steal from another ancient African god, Tiger. Charlie also discovers that he has a brother Spider, who has inherited their father’s godly abilities and magic. Fat Charlie life begins to spin out of control as Spider comes to stay with him to get to know him better. A series of events send the brothers on a series of adventures that change both their lives. This is a wonderful book—another winner by Neil Gaiman. He has created a complex family story—in the environment of fantasy, mythology and comedy. Five stars out of five.
posted Jul 6, 2012 at 8:59PM
Avatar for nitetrain nitetrain said:
This is an incredible novel of fantasy that I strongly recommend for all. 10 of 10 stars
posted Jul 4, 2009 at 9:57PM
Isaacpalmer said:
Gaiman paints a wonderfully in-depth canvas of characterization, and this quirky book left me wanting more Gaiman immediately. I do not, however, think that it tops American Gods, which was quite simply stunning.
posted Nov 30, 2008 at 10:57AM
Agooch said:
This book is excellent. I don’t necessarily agree with DarkSon (I believe American Gods is one of Gaiman’s strongest books) but it is a rewarding experience. If you enjoy it, I also recommend "American Gods" and "Neverwhere", not to mention "Good Omens", which Neil Gaiman co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. In my opinion, anything with Gaiman’s name on it is a good investment.
posted Aug 23, 2007 at 5:53PM
DarkSon said:
I found it to be a stronger book than American Gods. Gaimain’s sense of humor and his love for his characters shines through.
posted May 8, 2007 at 5:15PM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
Gaiman's love of dark and macabre humor permeates this wonderfully creepy and strangely romantic novel set in the same universe as his book American Gods. Anansi the Trickster God charms you against your will.
posted May 22, 2006 at 2:29PM
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main characters "Fat Charlie" Nancy
Leads a comfortable life; has a stressful job; learns his deceased father was a human form of an African god; gets arrested and is accused of murder; resorts to magic to get rid of his brother.

Charlie's brother; has inherited some of their father's godlike abilities; gets Charlie fired from his job; steals Charlie's fiancee; selfish; unthinking.

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