Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

byNeil Gaiman

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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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.”

**—**Denver Post

“Awesomely inventive.… When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does.”

**—**Entertainment Weekly

“Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales.”

**—**Washington Post Book World

Title:Anansi BoysFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:William MorrowLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006179497X

ISBN - 13:9780061794971

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great!! great story telling! This is a character based in a mythology I was not familiar with and it got me curious, so I started looking into Caribbean folklore.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read My son loves this book, he cannot stop talking about this alter life
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh fantasy It took me a little longer than usual to read this book, but it wasn't because the novel was bad. From start to finish, it had a certain kind of vibe that was fresh and new. Gaiman's writing is hard to describe; it is poetic, deep, sometimes comedic and engaging. "Anansi Boys" is the story of Fat Charlie who learns he has a brother after the death of their father. Spider, his sibling, causes all sorts of havoc with Charlie's life, and Charlie is desperate to send Spider back to when he didn't know him. Of course, both Spider and Charlie's actions and reactions to each other have dire consequences for both of them. Especially once Charlie realizes that his father, his brother and maybe even he have some special powers to wield. My only small complaint, and it is hard to fathom given how original the text is, was how easily predictable things became near the conclusion. Still, a very good book.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Neil Gaiman Although it follows American Gods, you don't need to read it to enjoy this. It's a quick, breezy entertaining read that pulls you in and doesn't let go and with the addition of some good Anansi stories throughout. Absatively worth a read and one I find myself rereading from time to time.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strongly Recommend! I don't know why but I'd always though of Neil Gaiman as a young adult or children's author. But, of course, his books appeal to all level of audience. This is a reimagined story of Anansi the spider and his two sons. I really loved this book. I listened to the Audible audiobook and the narration was fantastic. Sometimes you get a narrator who is so in character that you are swept away by the story. And that was the case with this production. Along with his usual vivid storytelling and imaginings, this book is packed with likeable characters who are so different from one another that you don't even have a chance to get bored with any of them. The story is fast-paced and entertaining. Strongly recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good! I haven't read American Gods, but had no trouble getting into this one. I loved the blending of myth and realism!
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story! Interesting and well-written! I didn't realize this book comes after American Gods until I read it, but it works well on its own, too.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this Quite interesting interactions with the two main characters and how they would feel as well in different situations.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Story Well written , typical NG entertainment.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Follow up from American Gods I went to read this book after reading American Gods and being intrigued by Anansi (Mr. Nancy). This book is a lot lighter and deals with the relationship of the of the two brothers using humour and action.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fantastic read about badly-behaved gods I have officially fallen down the Neil Gaiman rabbit hole with this book. I picked it up with high expectations right after reading American Gods and as always, was blown away by Gaiman's immersive writing and multi-dimensional characters. It's fast-paced with strange dark bits and strange funny bits, all in the most unexpected places, and finishing it felt like coming off a rollercoaster. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good writing, great story; Neil Gaiman is an amazing storyteller
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great follow up to American Gods Funnier and lighter than its predecessor, these qualities turn out to be strengths.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gaiman is a great writer! Very interesting story! American gods is great too!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Read Although I personally preferred American Gods, this was also a great novel by Gaiman. The plot was interesting and unique and full of surprises.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and Vivid Another Gaiman masterpiece! Filled with rich characters, imagination, excellently woven prose, and many twists and turns. I love the symbolism between the animals and humans and the myths surrounding Anansi himself. The opening and ending were my favourite parts, and honestly, I'm struggling to leave a proper review because the story was just so perfectly woven! A must read for all Gaiman fans! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story of two brothers Awesome story by an author that truly has his own style. Also fits nicely with American Gods #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes! This book was incredible. Dark, strange, and it will draw you in! Fits in with American Gods which is even better!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the first! I love this sequel that deals with mythology outside the usual urban fantasy wheelhouse.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an excellent sequel. A great sequel to American Gods. In a way, I like it better. It felt as if Gaiman knew this universe now, and did not need to flesh it out, but simply let characters live in it.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I couldn't put it down from the moment I read the first page. Neil Gaiman is a true literary genius!!!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthy follow up While nothing could top my love for American Gods, I was quite impressed and pleasantly surprised by this follow-up/sequel. Following the life of Fat Charlie after his father dies, this is a quick, fun, and intricately crafted story that has all the magic, wonder, and darkness of Gaiman's American Gods, with more humour and laughs thrown in. Excellent.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just as interesting as American Gods! This is not exactly the sequel to American Gods because only one character from that book is in this one and not for very long but its in the same world and its a fun read!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it! This is kind of a sequel to American Gods, but you can read it perfectly fine on its own. It contains the typical Neil Gaiman characters within a typical Neil Gaiman version of our world and other worlds which makes it, as always, unpredictable to say what will happen next or how it might end.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent You hate everyone at the begin just love everyone in the end (except Rosie's mother, you gonna hate her all the time)
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoroughly enjoyed this one Not my favorite Neil Gaiman novel but a good one nonetheless
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anansi Boys Another great book by Neil Gaiman. A slow start builds up to a great "road trip" full of lifelike, human characters, especially those that are supposed to be something else. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read. Really. I was stumped for a new middle school novel and decided that a a mix of mythology and humour was the answer. Thank Anansi, for this book. It has all the right elements for a good, spellbinding read: love, vengence, mystery and humour. Gaiman made readers of even the least of readers.
Date published: 2010-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Twisted But Enjoyable Story Such a great book! Loved the connection between all the characters and Gaiman's quirky sense of humour.
Date published: 2008-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank the Spider God for this book! In Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys, he brings back his trademark wit for an entertaining and exciting read. Following 'Fat' Charlie through life altering revelations, that not only change his life but his perspective. Especially when his long lost brother shows up to usurp his finacee and his life. Definitely a book to keep around for a laugh and a good time as well as a worthy read.
Date published: 2007-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Gaiman Gem! Yet another excellent book by Neil Gaiman, the story of Fat Charlie is only eclipsed by the brilliant Anansi stories a definate must read.
Date published: 2006-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it The story of Fat Charlie overcoming the many obstacles in his life, which seem to be ever increasing as the story moves along, is both hilarious and very touching. I felt a great affinity for the character who goes from a mild mannered doormat to someone who can confidently go with the flow while laughing and singing a tune. There are numerous plot lines and characters that add a lot of comedy and which eventually all tie together. But it's the misadventures of Fat Charlie and his brother Spider that the story revolves around. Though a little slow to start I thoroughly enjoyed it all the way through. Definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2006-05-31