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Finally, a bed-time story for grown-ups
'Anansi Boys' is really a story about embarrassing parents and other relatives who turn up exactly when you least want and need them to that starts out completely - well, normal - and suddenly drops into a mixture of horror, fantasy, comedy and crime all at once. Fat Charlie Nancy discovers after his father's funeral that Dad wasn't just any emabarrassing parent but Anansi the trickster spider-god. And when voodoo witch Mrs. Higgler tells him he has a brother he can't even remember, Charlie impulsively calls said brother up (magically I mean not on the phone). which gets him ino a great deal of trouble with the police, his fiancé, various ancient gods, his psycho boss, and worst of all, his future mother-in-law...
Gaiman's story is the funniest thing I've read since the last time I bought a Discworld novel a year or so ago; it is also the spookiest. How many times do we all wonder who our parents were before they were parents, and why they have to be so...
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Description : Paperback. Pub Date :2006-05-08 Pages: 480 Language: English Publisher: Headline Review Bursting with the imaginative power of Neil Gaiman. this story blends fantasy with humour and drama.Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat He was fat once. but he is definitely not fat now No. right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry. confused and more than a little scared -. right now his life is spinning out of control. and it is all his dads fault.If his rotter of an estranged father hadnt dropped dead at a karaoke night. Charlie would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would have no idea that he has a brother called Spider. who is also a god. And there would be no chance that said brother would be trying to take over his life. flat and fiance. or. to make matters worse. be doing a much better job of it than him. Desperate to reclaim his life. Charlie enl...