Written on: 29/06/2010 by megannell (6 reviews written)
Amazing book!! Incredibly funny, and even better if you have already read American Gods (although its not necessary it helps you understand Mr Nancy and the concept of Gods as actual people). Not as good as American Gods but still very very good!! A real gem by Neil Gaiman. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2006 by degbert (120 reviews written)
Another reviewer rather wrote this off as a dull affair, citing the characters as somewhat uni-dimensional. I disagree. I fancy that allowing one's own imagination to flex its muscles helps the reader get the most out of this book. Neil Gaiman conjours up some very colourful situations and predicaments, not least for his hapless hero Charlie, and he is equally adept at providing some great scenes (and one-liners) to the mischievous and pardonably nasty Spider.
The supporting cast,... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2005 by Revvy45 (2 reviews written)
Anansi boys is Neil Gaiman's take on the African trickster hero Anansi. Fat Charlie is the son of embarrassing father, Mr A. Nancy, who humiliates him and forces him to run away to London from Florida.
When his father dies, Fat Charlie learns his father was Anansi, and that he had a previously undiscovered brother. Things get worse when the timid Charlie summons his brother, Spider, who promptly seduces Charlie's finacee Rosie, and causes him to be framed for embezzlement.
Gaiman might be... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2005 by Harriet Klausner (18660 reviews written)
Morrow, Sep 2005, $26.95
The West African spider-trickster god Anansi in an incarnation as Mr. Nancy has died and was buried in Florida. He left behind an adult son Fat Charlie in England. Ironically Charlie is not overweight but instead is a half god who lost part of himself due to a grudge and a curse. His other part is Charlie's unknown brother Spider.
Spider tricks Tiger and ends up gaining control of all the stories in the world as well as a... (read more)
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