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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
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TCL Call#: Sci-Fi Gaiman

Madeleine - 5 stars
Once again it seems that I haven't read a Gaiman book that I did not enjoy. This is kind of a spin off American Gods in that Gaiman is once again dealing with the interaction between the mythical and the mundane. His main character Fat Charlie had a childhood of constant embarassment from his father and is releaved to find out that he's died. Only when he attends the funeral things start going off. Meddling old ladies tell him his father was a god - as in a real god - and that he has a brother that he never knew about.
He drunkenly taunts this unknown brother to come visit him and when he does all hell breaks loose. His brother has god powers that Fat Charlie does not and decides he prefers Fat Charlie's life - his house, his finance, everyting. How will Fat Charlie fight back?
Part mystery novel, part humour - I have no idea why this is marked as Sci-Fi as there's nothing sci-fi about it.
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