Sunday, February 26, 2006

Review of Anansi Boys

Part of the reason I wanted to start this blog was to give people my opinion on what I like. So here is a review of a book I just finished that I'm fairly sure anyone would love.

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Fat Charlie has shit luck. He's engaged and trying to plan the wedding when he finds out his father died. Not only that, turns out his father is also Anansi, the spider god. If your not familiar with Anansi, just think of any old fable and its possible that it was told by him. Fat Charlie has to go to Florida to attend his dads funeral and while there, finds out his fathers origin and that he has a brother who hes never met.

So Fat Charlie, the down and out shmuck, meets his brother and his life gets turned upside down. His brother steals his fiance, causes general havok in his life, gets him investigated by the police, and causes Fat Charlie to get in touch with his godly side.

All throughout the story, Gaiman weaves detail after detail and gives one heck of a ride. This book is funny, heartfelt, annoyingly good, and I can definitely say that reading it was time well spent. Anyone who has a disfunctional family can relate to the characters and the storyline is so unique that it isn't like anything you have read before.

So do yourself a favor and give it a read. If your anything like me, you won't be able to put it down.

That is all,


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