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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

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Language:                              English

                      ISBN-10:                              006051518X

                      ISBN-13:                              978-0060515188

Author:                                 Neil Gaiman

Publisher:                              Headline Book Publishing

                      Subject:                               General Fiction, Fathers and sons, Brothers

Place of publication:               UK

Year Published:                       2005

Binding:                                 Paperback

Pages:                                    457

Dimensions (cm):                   18 x 11 x 3

Shipping Weight (gr):                                    200

Price:                                    80 SEK



Neil Gaiman gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.

Anansi Boys
God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Critical Praise

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

"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)

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