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ISBN: 0755305086
Author: Neil Gaiman
Language: English
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group; Export/Airside ed edition (September 20, 2005)
Pages: 320
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 499
Size Fb2: 1760 kb
Size ePub: 1427 kb
Size Djvu: 1901 kb
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Anansi Boys is a fantasy novel by English writer Neil Gaiman. In the novel, "Mr. Nancy" - an incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi - dies, leaving two sons, who in turn discover each other.

Anansi Boys is a fantasy novel by English writer Neil Gaiman. The novel follows their adventures as they explore their common heritage. Although it is not a sequel to Gaiman's previous novel American Gods, the character of Mr. Nancy appears in both books.

Anansi Boys God is dead. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck.

Neil Gaiman gives us a mythology for a modern age - complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie. Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed - before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider's on his doorstep& to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting. and a lot more dangerous.

Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read.

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Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys You know how it is. You pick up a book, flip to the dedication, and find that, once again, the author has dedicated a book to someone else and not to you. Not this time. Читать онлайн Anansi Boys. You know how it is.

Exciting, scary, and deeply funny, Anansi Boys is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth, a wild adventure, and a fierce and unstoppable farce, as Neil Gaiman shows us where gods come from, and how to survive your family.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2005. Exciting, scary, and deeply funny, Anansi Boys is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth, a wild adventure, and a fierce and unstoppable farce, as Neil Gaiman shows us where gods come from, and how to survive your family.

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 dad's fault. If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't 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 fiancee, or, to make matters worse, be doing a much better job of it than him. Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four more-than-slightly eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo - and between them they unleash a bitter and twisted force to get rid of Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins is Fat Charlie Nancy going to get his life back in one piece or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?

Comments:

Mr.mclav
Such an absolutely delightful tale this was. I fell in love with American Gods long after most of the book world had been telling me for years 'YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK.' And they were right, of course. I should listen more. When I found out Anansi Boys was along a similar vein, I was so excited! Because for me, it's very difficult to find books that are exactly like this, with characters so flawed and complex, who screw up a lot, but are also brave and find themselves through the course of a magical fairy tale. That is exactly my very favorite kind of book, and I never knew it was until I discovered this author. This one is much less dense than American Gods, but not in a bad way. Less characters and intertwining plots, but I found that to be an advantage, as I very much liked who lived among these pages. I think that's really the core of what I like so much; so much life is given to everyone and everything. An entire world is unwrapped for you to explore, some of it dark and violent (he always has that) but also beautiful and always highlighting the resilience of the human spirit. And that is such a nice thing to celebrate.

Sometimes I will go a long time without reading something like this, and I'll read several sub-par books in a row, and then I'll remember that there is magic in the book world and I run to it.

Sometimes you just don't know how much you need to read Neil Gaiman until you read Neil Gaiman. You probably need to, and this is an excellent choice.
Damdyagab
I love almost all of Neil Gaiman's work, and Anansi Boys ranks perhaps second only to American Gods in my personal list of favorite Gaiman books. It is far more humorous than most of his other writing, and the character of Mr. Nancy is a welcome crossover from the American Gods novel. If you have never read Gaiman, this is actually a good one to start with. Comedic, with a bit of suspense and even a twinge of horror thrown in the mix. The main character is a sort of pathetic Everyman named Fat Charlie. And his "cool" brother Spider is the brother many silently curse having in the family. I don't like rehashing the plot in a review, but suffice to say when Spider shows up at Fat Charlie's doorstep, his life takes a turn for the supernatural. Weaving African mythology in with modern city life, Anansi Boys worked its own special brand of magic on me. It made for a wonderful airplane read, and subsequent readings have proven no less entertaining. Don't expect deep and complex. This takes itself far less seriously than American Gods. Anansi Boys is spry and jaunty, reveling in making mischief - much like the patriarch of the Anansi Boys himself. And like most of Gaiman's work, there is something more sinister lurking in the shadows. If you are quick enough, you might catch a glimpse of it out of the corner of your eye.If not, that's okay. It will eventually catch you.
Saimath
The Anansi Boys is like a modern day trip in and out of Never Land. Just when you believe you know where you're going the story changes shape. Give it a shot .
Vonalij
Akin to American Gods, Anansi Boys is another surreal tale of ordinary people faced with oddly extraordinary circumstances. Neil Gaiman develops the tension in this book in much the same way with American Gods, creating a dream-like environment for his characters in which the normal is just slightly off and the abnormal is surreal, bordering on disturbing. The protagonist and those supporting him are likable enough to root for them and the antagonists sufficiently villainous to despise but the collection of people do not fall into clear cut black-and-white camps, which gives this book the depth you expect from a good story. Overall it is a great read if you like surreal, dark fantasy. I only shorted it one star because American Gods was better and this story could reached that same level.
LØV€ YØỮ
I bought the Kindle Edition of this intending to read it right away, but non-bookworm stuff came up. Then, the audio edition was an Audible Daily Deal, so I grabbed it. One night fairly recently, the internet was down, so I started the novel (Kindle Edition). I was immediately sucked right into the story. Mr. Gaiman has a talent for mixing the darkly surreal with humor that very few authors have that I love. A few days later, I decided to start on the audio edition, despite minor reservations, because I really like the narration that Mr. Gaiman did on _Coraline_ and _The Ocean at the End of the Lane_. My reservations were so unfounded because Lenny Henry narrated this so wonderfully. I think he really made each character--and each interaction between characters--shine. I know a lot of people are going to probably want to cyber-stone me for saying this, but I think I actually liked this book a bit more than _American Gods_ overall. Both are dark and surreal, but this one just seemed to have connections between the characters and the various threads of the story that felt more earthy and meaningful.

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