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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Anansi Boys

I just finished this book. Well worth the read.

The God Anansi has a family. One of his children grows up to work in an office in England. His life is OK, but not great. His dad dies (he doesn't know about the godliness) and he learns more about himself. For instance he has a brother. The story really starts when his brother comes to town. Full of mischief and mayhem, a great story all around.

Nanafv ernyyl bayl unf bar fba, ohg ur jnf fcyvg va gjb ol n jvgpu ng nebhaq ntr B. Fcvqre terj hc xabjvat ur jnf zntvp. Sng Puneyrf terj hc oryvrivat ur jnf yvxr rirelbar ryfr.


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  • A coworker just gave this to me the other day. Looking forward to it.

    By evt1618, at 12:04 PM  

  • Hey, I just finished this a couple of weeks ago! I did really enjoy it, but I prefer American Gods by far. I think Anansi Boys is a little more... slight? It definitely has a lighter tone, and a much smaller focus (one family instead of, like, saving the world) and much less violence.

    Actually, I'm already talking myself out of saying that American Gods is better, per se. But it's certainly darker, more baroque, more of an epic. I wsa sort of expecting a thick, dark epic in Anansi Boys, and was disappointed. But really, Anansi Boys is a different animal.

    It also has some neat male family relationship stuff about fathers and brothers.

    By lillygog, at 1:59 PM  

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