Anansi Boys

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9780060515195: Anansi Boys

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's on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.

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Review:

"Gaiman at his best." -- Rocky Mountain News

"A very accomplished comic novel." -- Daily Telegraph (London)

"Another great work from Neil Gaiman." -- Toronto Star

"A remarkably funny book." -- Toronto Star

"An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"ANANSI BOYS makes an incredible read." -- Times Leader

"A thoughtful, atmospheric novel." -- London Times

"A clever, quick-witted book." -- Oklahoma City Oklahoman

"Witty and engaging." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A." -- Washington Post

A remarkably funny book. --Toronto Star

Witty and engaging. --Minneapolis Star Tribune

A thoughtful, atmospheric novel. --London Times

Gaiman at his best. --Rocky Mountain News

"Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended."--Library Journal

"Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A."--Washington Post

"Witty and engaging."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A-"--Christian Science Monitor

"A clever, quick-witted book."--Oklahoma City Oklahoman

"A remarkably funny book."--Toronto Star

"An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Another great work from Neil Gaiman."--Toronto Star

"Gaiman at his best."--Rocky Mountain News

"A madcap, screwball world that is partly absurd, occassionally humane and always entertaining."--Pittsburgh Tribune

"A thoughtful, atmospheric novel."--London Times

"Somehow manages to be both really scary and really funny at the same time."--Newsweek

"The most accomplished of Gaiman's novels . . . Urbane and sophisticated."--Time Out London

"ANANSI BOYS makes an incredible read."--Times Leader

"Funny and subversive . . . Gaiman's mastery of language carries the reader through to a satisfying conclusion."--USA Today

"[Gaiman] gives his flair for comedy free rein without losing his appreciation for the darker aspects of world mythology."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Gaiman hardwires his comedy of misrule with a crackpot energy that, when successfully channelled, lights up the imagination."--Sunday Times (London)

"A droll comedy of manners with elements of mystery, thriller and romance thrown in . . . Charming."--Vancouver Sun

"Darkly funny and heartwarming to the end, this book is an addictive read not easily forgotten."--School Library Journal

"Readers who enjoyed American Gods . . . will fall madly in love with ANANSI BOYS."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Delightful, funny and affecting . . . the literary equivalent of a hole in one."--Washington Post Book World

"A welterweight boxer of a book -- light on its feet, but capable of delivering a punch."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A hybrid of folk tale and farce that freely partakes of the comic wealth in each."--Salon.com

"A very accomplished comic novel."--Daily Telegraph (London)

"Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully."--Sacramento Bee

"[Gaiman is] the folksy, witty, foolishly wise narrator to perfection."--Booklist (starred review)

Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A. --Washington Post"

Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully. --Sacramento Bee"

Somehow manages to be both really scary and really funny at the same time. --Newsweek"

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. --Toronto Star"

A madcap, screwball world that is partly absurd, occassionally humane and always entertaining. --Pittsburgh Tribune"

Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A- --Christian Science Monitor"

An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy. --Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

A droll comedy of manners with elements of mystery, thriller and romance thrown in . . . Charming. --Vancouver Sun"

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. --London Times"

Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended. --Library Journal"

[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. --USA Today"

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"

Gaiman at his best. --Rocky Mountain News"

A welterweight boxer of a book -- light on its feet, but capable of delivering a punch. --Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

ANANSI BOYS makes an incredible read. --Times Leader"

[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. --Salon.com"

Another great work from Neil Gaiman. --Toronto Star"

Darkly funny and heartwarming to the end, this book is an addictive read not easily forgotten. --School Library Journal"

From the Publisher:

This includes exclusive extra material:
ANANSI BOYS deleted scene
Extracts from the Notebook in which Neil Gaiman wrote ANANSI BOYS
An Interview with Neil Gaiman about ANANSI BOYS
Reading-group Discussion Questions

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