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  • Published: New York : William Morrow, 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 336 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 006051518X
  • 9780061342394


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Anansi boys

by Gaiman, Neil.

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Call number: Fantasy / Gaiman, Neil

Available Copies: Malletts Adult, Traverwood Adult

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Don't look at this as a companion to American Gods.
BUT! Look for a compelling and rich tale- myth and family as on Gaiman can tell it.

A modern folktale

American Gods can be described as a modern take on the epic poem; dealing with heroism, rivalry, and family ties on a literally mythic scale. It’s descendant, Anansi Boys, is better understood as a modern folk tale with the same themes on a more human level. While the two books are related they each have a different sense of gravity. Anansi Boys is best read with the understanding that it is NOT its predecessor.

Anansi the trickster

In the same vein as "American Gods," Neil Gaiman brings us the story of the sons of Anansi the Spider, a character in many west African folk tales brought to the Americas by slaves. Anansi is sometimes a trickster god, so the live of his sons are anything but simple. The author takes folk tales and Paganism seriously and plays out what would happens as a result.

Good follow up to American Gods

This is a good novel that works as a follow up to American Gods, also by Neil Gaiman. However, if you're expecting it to be a sequel, you might be disappointed. It is better to go into this thinking of it as a related story. Also, if you haven't read American Gods, you will easily be able to understand this.

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