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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
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Dec 03, 10

bookshelves: 2010
Read from December 02 to 03, 2010

If we were able to choose half star ratings, I'd probably rate this book as a 3.5 and not a 3. I didn't like it enough to rank it a 4, but I like it more than three. And all of that is more thought than I should probably put into in.

This book is a companion novel to American Gods. I wouldn't call it a sequel or even the second in a series. It revolves around the two sons of Anansi, who appeared in American Gods.

Ananasi is dead and his son, Charles, finally founds out that not only is his father a god, but that he has a brother he knew nothing about. And while those two things might seem to be extraordinary, they're only the beginning of Charles' journey through this story.

I feel as though this book would be far more appropriate for younger readers than American Gods and I don't believe that you'd need to read American Gods for this story to make sense. There's really no continuation, short of the link of Anansi.

Character development was very good and I felt connected to the characters, which I enjoy. The story was good, weaving through the ordinary and the extraordinary, very similar to American Gods.

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12/03/2010 page 115
30.0% "So far, pretty good but not yet on par with American Gods."
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