Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman

Enter the completely insane world of Fat Charlie Nancy and his family, friends and enemies. Suspend your disbelief, marvel at murderous theatrical agents, ghosts, a godlike father, a sort of imaginary brother, and remember that the spiders have all the stories.

Extract

Daisy looked at him with the kind of expression that Jesus might have given someone who had just explained that he was probably allergic to bread and fishes, so could He possibly do him a quick chicken salad.

Parallels
  • Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  • The Mabinogion by Anon
  • Dreamsongs by George R R Martin

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