Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys

Book - 2008
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His past marked by his father's embarrassing taunts and untimely death, Fat Charlie meets the brother he never knew and is introduced to new and exciting ways to spend his time.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780061342394
Characteristics: 336, 18 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


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Jan 09, 2017

I looked at some of the other reviews of this book and can't really say anything new. Great book, not as good as "American Gods", not favorite from Gaiman, but it is definitely recommendable, especially if you liked "American Gods". Good, funny, dark, and likable.

jesking Feb 26, 2016

Can't say enough how much I love this novel. One thing Gaiman is really good at is hiding pretty deep stuff inside simplicity. The story itself is so clean and simple, but it still hits you with all kinds of good stuff to think about.

Jul 05, 2015

I do like how Fat Charlie starts to gain confidence as the story progresses, and how Spider starts to see the wrongs in his ways.

I also like how Neil Gaiman, used the Anansi as the trickster in this story.

Nov 19, 2014

This is a somewhat disappointing follow-up to American Gods. Then again, it's probably not easy to write a sequel to a masterpiece.

Jul 16, 2014

A wonderful sequel to American Gods that did not live up to the brilliance of its predecessor.

Jul 11, 2013

Definitely in the same universe as American Gods, but a bit more light and funny to read. This being a Neil Gaiman book, there are still dark parts to go along with the levity.

Dec 04, 2012

I loved the folklore and familial aspects of the story. Stories and songs have carried the histories and myths of humans since the beginning - and I like how he weaves that tradition into his story and illustrates it within the family. I love to hear those re-telling of tales passed on and on...keep it going...

wantdirection Aug 04, 2012

interesting book. you'll never guess how it ends.

Jul 27, 2012

This was very entertaining. Once you start reading you won't stop.

Nov 25, 2011

Good read that wraps around in how an individual can grow.

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wantdirection Aug 04, 2012

Fat Charlie Nancy has lived a majority of his adult life away from his embarrassing father. Now that he is about to marry the love of his life, Rosie, everything is about to change. Fat Charlie uncovers many hidden secrets about his family, and becomes a new person.


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