James (katsurian) wrote,
James
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Book finished: Anansi Boys

I just finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. I rate it a 10. Like I've said before, any book that keeps me up way past my bedtime I have to rate a 10! Otherwise it would have been a 7. This one shouldn't have kept me up but every time I was about to put it down to finish tomorrow something caught my imagination and kept me reading!
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 hat 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.
Tags: 2005, neil gaiman
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