Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman (audio)

AnansiBoys_AudioCD_1185670155Charles Nancy aka Fat Charlie has always lived in the shadow of his father, and is relieved when his father dies. Then, at the funeral, he’s told that his father was a god, and that he has a brother named Spider that he knows nothing about. In a drunken fit, Fat Charlie calls his brother to visit him, and ends up completely ruining his life.

Karen’s been after me to listen to this book for years now, but I really didn’t want to, because I really just didn’t like American Gods (to which this is a loose sequel)! But eventually, I listened, and it turned out to be a pretty good book. It wasn’t anything like American Gods, but far more like Good Omens, a book I really loved. There were good twists and turns, and the supernatural stuff wasn’t too far-fetched, and I liked all the characters. The audio narration was also pretty good.

I forgot to write about this one right after I finished listening to it, so I don’t have a lot of impressions to write down. In general, I enjoyed it, and I’m glad I gave it a chance. The end.

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