Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman (Author)


In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (now 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

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
January 22, 2008
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.61 pounds
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About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.


"Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended."--Library Journal
"Gaiman hardwires his comedy of misrule with a crackpot energy that, when successfully channelled, lights up the imagination."--Sunday Times (London)
"A droll comedy of manners with elements of mystery, thriller and romance thrown in . . . Charming."--Vancouver Sun
"Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A-"--Christian Science Monitor
"Funny and subversive . . . Gaiman's mastery of language carries the reader through to a satisfying conclusion."--USA Today
"Somehow manages to be both really scary and really funny at the same time."--Newsweek
"Darkly funny and heartwarming to the end, this book is an addictive read not easily forgotten."--School Library Journal
"Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully."--Sacramento Bee
"ANANSI BOYS makes an incredible read."--Times Leader
"A thoughtful, atmospheric novel."--London Times
"Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A."--Washington Post
"Readers who enjoyed American Gods . . . will fall madly in love with ANANSI BOYS."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Delightful, funny and affecting . . . the literary equivalent of a hole in one."--Washington Post Book World
"Gaiman at his best."--Rocky Mountain News
"Another great work from Neil Gaiman."--Toronto Star
"A remarkably funny book."--Toronto Star
"A clever, quick-witted book."--Oklahoma City Oklahoman
"The most accomplished of Gaiman's novels . . . Urbane and sophisticated."--Time Out London
"A very accomplished comic novel."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A madcap, screwball world that is partly absurd, occassionally humane and always entertaining."--Pittsburgh Tribune
"A welterweight boxer of a book -- light on its feet, but capable of delivering a punch."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Witty and engaging."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A hybrid of folk tale and farce that freely partakes of the comic wealth in each."
"[Gaiman is] the folksy, witty, foolishly wise narrator to perfection."--Booklist (starred review)
"[Gaiman] gives his flair for comedy free rein without losing his appreciation for the darker aspects of world mythology."--San Francisco Chronicle