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Anansi Boys (Paperback)
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.
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.
"Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous."
"Awesomely inventive.... When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does."
"Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales."
--Washington Post Book World
“Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A.”
“Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully.”
“Somehow manages to be both really scary and really funny at the same time.”
“Witty and engaging.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
“The most accomplished of Gaiman’s novels . . . Urbane and sophisticated.”
-Time Out London
“A clever, quick-witted book.”
-Oklahoma City Oklahoman
“A remarkably funny book.”
“A madcap, screwball world that is partly absurd, occassionally humane and always entertaining.”
“Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A-”
-Christian Science Monitor
“An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy.”
“A droll comedy of manners with elements of mystery, thriller and romance thrown in . . . Charming.”
“Gaiman hardwires his comedy of misrule with a crackpot energy that, when successfully channelled, lights up the imagination.”
-Sunday Times (London)
“A thoughtful, atmospheric novel.”
“Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended.”
“[Gaiman is] the folksy, witty, foolishly wise narrator to perfection.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Funny and subversive . . . Gaiman’s mastery of language carries the reader through to a satisfying conclusion.”
“Delightful, funny and affecting . . . the literary equivalent of a hole in one.”
-Washington Post Book World
“Readers who enjoyed American Gods . . . will fall madly in love with ANANSI BOYS.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“A welterweight boxer of a book -- light on its feet, but capable of delivering a punch.”
“ANANSI BOYS makes an incredible read.”
“[Gaiman] gives his flair for comedy free rein without losing his appreciation for the darker aspects of world mythology.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“A very accomplished comic novel.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)
“A hybrid of folk tale and farce that freely partakes of the comic wealth in each.”
“Another great work from Neil Gaiman.”
“Gaiman at his best.”
-Rocky Mountain News
“Darkly funny and heartwarming to the end, this book is an addictive read not easily forgotten.”
-School Library Journal