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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (36)

  • Kindle: 841 KB
  • Print: 416 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (October 13, 2009)
  • ASIN: B000FCKENQ




God is dead. Meet the kids.
Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn’t know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.

 He makes things up and writes them down. Which takes us from comics, (like SANDMAN) to novels, (like ANANSI BOYS and AMERICAN GODS) to short stories, (some are collected in SMOKE AND MIRRORS) and to occasionally movies, (like Dave McKean's MIRRORMASK or the NEVERWHERE TV series, or his own short film, A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON).
In his spare time he reads, sleep, eats and tries to keep the blog at www.neilgaiman.com more or less up to date.

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My review for short story, How To Talk To Girls At Parties
My review for The Ocean at the End of the Lane
My review for The Last Temptation
My review for Trigger Warning
My review for Stardust
My review for American Gods

REVIEW:
If you're hoping this will be a continuation of American Gods, you will be sorely disappointed. Other than a God being in it, there is no connection at all.
It was a unique story. One that I'm still on the fence as to whether I can say if I really liked it or not. It was gripping, with each moment having the reader wanting to understand. There was moments of confusion though, several in fact. It had a beginning, middle and end though, so it came together alright.
Definitely not a favorite of mine, but not one to balk at either. Fans of Gaiman's will enjoy it. They get his eccentric writing. If you haven't read a Gaiman book, don't start here. Read The Ocean At The End Of The Lane.


3/5


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