Friday, July 4, 2008

Anansi Boys

Another Neil Gaiman book that I just loved. Stupendous, sublime, smashing, and all things wonderful. If you're going to read this one, you might want to start with American Gods since the two are loosely connected. But you don't have to. It stands quite beautifully on its own.

Also, if you've never heard of Anansi, you might check him out before you read it. Also not necessary but might enhance your experience a bit.

Wow. I can't wait to get my hands on another of Mr. Gaiman's works.

Oh, and word to the wise: one of the unusual and beautiful things about this book is that, unlike most popular modern fiction, every character is understood to be black by default, and you are therefore informed only if they are something else, such as white. A refreshing change from the norm and a meaningful social statement to boot. Amazing.

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