By Neil Gaiman
One in all fiction's such a lot audaciously unique abilities, Neil Gaiman now offers us a mythology for a latest age -- whole with darkish prophecy, kin disorder, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. let alone a lime.
God is lifeless. Meet the kids.
When fats Charlie's dad named anything, it caught. Like calling fats Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, 20 years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that identify, one of many many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- prior to he dropped useless on a karaoke level and ruined fats Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left fats Charlie issues. such things as the tall, handsome stranger who seems to be on Charlie's doorstep, who seems to be the brother he by no means knew. A brother as diverse from Charlie as evening is from day, a brother who's going to teach Charlie how you can loosen up and feature a bit enjoyable ... similar to expensive previous Dad. And out of the blue, existence begins getting very attention-grabbing for fats Charlie.
Because, you notice, Charlie's dad wasn't simply any dad. He was once Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of uprising, capable of overturn the social order, create wealth out of skinny air, and baffle the satan. a few acknowledged he may perhaps cheat even dying himself.
Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful big apple instances bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman deals up a piece of unbelievable ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic trip deep into fable that's instantaneously startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely humorous -- a real ask yourself of a singular that confirms Stephen King's gleaming overview of the writer as "a treasure-house of tale, and we're fortunate to have him."
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