Monday, November 30, 2009

"Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman - Mini Review

A fun story about two brothers who are the sons of the African trickster god, Anansi.

Spider knows who and what his dad is, Fat Charlie does not. He doesn't even know that he has a brother. When the old man kicks the bucket while performing on a Florida karaoke stage, events are set into motion that enlighten Fat Charlie about his heritage -- and fast. He quickly discovers that a dull life can get dangerously interesting when the gods are involved.

Set in the same literary universe as "American Gods" and loaded with his trademark wry wit, "Anansi Boys" is a worthy addition to Neil Gaiman's body of work and is a must read for fans of original tales well told. Recommended.

2 comments:

Michael Tallon said...

Wow, not only are you typing away 50,000+ words for your own novel, but you manage to read a review another novel at the same time! Congrats on Nano

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks Mike! I must admit that I do like to stay busy. Also, reading is one of the tricks I use to keep the prose flowing.