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January - Whole Month Read > Anansi Boys Week 4: Chapters 12 - 14

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message 1: by Letitgo (new)

Letitgo | 62 comments Mod
This is the last leg everyone! Are we still reading?


message 2: by James (new)

James Joyce (james_patrick_joyce) No, but I did finish!


message 3: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) So did I & I loved it!


message 4: by Taryn (new)

Taryn Rydell | 94 comments Mod
Finishing up. It's a little different from what I'm used to reading.


message 5: by Tere (new)

Tere Fredericks I finished and absolutely loved it. So much so, in fact, I'm now reading American Gods. I see why you don't need to have read this one first. Thanks to everyone who voted for this one (I did not, LOL) because it was an amazing read!


message 6: by James (new)

James Joyce (james_patrick_joyce) Tere wrote: "I see why you don't need to have read this one first."

Yeah, same universe, but after having read both, I have no idea which one comes first. The stories do not intersect, beyond Anansi having a bit part in both.


message 7: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) I have American Gods & will probably read it soon. Have any of you read The Graveyard Book? It's probably my favorite Gaiman book.


message 8: by James (new)

James Joyce (james_patrick_joyce) Martha wrote: "Have any of you read The Graveyard Book?"

No, but I have it and I'll be reading within the next couple months. I've seen him talk about where the idea came from and it's a great story.


message 9: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) I hope you enjoy it. I'm ready to read it again. Maybe American Gods first.


message 10: by James (new)

James Joyce (james_patrick_joyce) Martha wrote: "I hope you enjoy it. I'm ready to read it again. Maybe American Gods first."

Well, I really enjoyed Anansi Boys and American Gods, but I think I was more intensely effected by The Ocean at the End of the Lane. That's been the most powerful one, I think, so far.


message 11: by Anna (new)

Anna | 20 comments I loved this story the first time I read it and I love it even more this time!


message 12: by Eivette (new)

Eivette Martinez | 11 comments I didn't like it. I stopped after chapter 11.


message 13: by Armani (new)

Armani Porterfield | 9 comments Eivette wrote: "I didn't like it. I stopped after chapter 11."

I know what you mean. I couldn't get into it either. It was a little wild for my taste.


message 14: by Letitgo (new)

Letitgo | 62 comments Mod
Yes! This one was a bit strange for me. I guess I prefer stories that are more rooted in reality. I found the humor to be a bit off, and the whole story was kind of all over the place.


message 15: by James (new)

James Joyce (james_patrick_joyce) Letitgo wrote: " I guess I prefer stories that are more rooted in reality."

I fully appreciate that we all have different tastes, but I don't understand this statement. Your favourites include Harry Potter, Narnia, and The Hunger Games... all of which are huge leaps and jumps aside from reality.


message 16: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) Our diversity is what makes our discussions interesting. I love mysteries, but I'm reading one now that is really boring. I will finish because I'm 80% in. Should have dropped it right away. LOL Hope you like the next book or 2. :-)


message 17: by Juanita (new)

Juanita Story | 7 comments Yeah, I like fantasy and science fiction books too but didn't like this one. I just couldn't get into it.


message 18: by Marvel (new)

Marvel Childs | 3 comments Anna wrote: "I loved this story the first time I read it and I love it even more this time!"

I loved it too. I thought it was a wild ride. But maybe an acquired taste.


message 19: by Taryn (new)

Taryn Rydell | 94 comments Mod
Martha wrote: "Our diversity is what makes our discussions interesting. I love mysteries, but I'm reading one now that is really boring. I will finish because I'm 80% in. Should have dropped it right away. LOL Ho..."

Diversity? I'm all for that, and differing opinions.


message 20: by John (new)

John Winston (johndarrylwinston) | 100 comments Mod
Haha! I see a difference of opinions. Sweet! The jury's still out for me on this one. I have two chapters to read then I'll get started on the marathon that is The Count of Monte Christo.


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