Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 511 Ratings


In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.

God is dead. Meet the kids.

Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn’t know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.

“Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous.” —Denver Post

“Awesomely inventive.… When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales.” —Washington Post Book World


  • Fun and amusing

    By DCapri03
    Nice read. Characters were enjoyable even when unliked.
  • Perfect

    By Athaleas
    Every book Neil Gaiman writes is amazing.
  • S test e e

    By lo,&syg.
    Seré Qewswssr e dedotdw Teeswqerdtee
  • Great book

    By mikey12384
    A very original and entertaining story that kept me engaged throughout. I will probably end up reading more Neil gaiman books.
  • Magical

    By lakaye
    Every now and then, if I'm lucky, I encounter a book that pulls me so completely into its world that i don't want to leave. This book did that so thoroughly that I was ecstatic to find an extra chapter at the end of this digital version. And then I didn't want that to end either... Great book. Magical and special.
  • The kind of book that will make you miss your subway stop

    By happyskrappy
    I loved American Gods and wasn't expecting to like Anansi Boys as much, but I think I liked it even more. Like usual, I felt swept up into this world that Neil Gaiman is so great at creating and I wished the book didn't have to end!
  • Okay...

    By HookEmTexas
    This was my first read by this author. I actually really liked his style of writing, I just wish I would have felt more fulfilled when finishing the book. I felt like the many stories had interesting plots, but they never came together in a way I was hoping for. Not to say it was not an entertaining read, just not quite my thing. To each is own though!
  • Great Read

    By NicLowe
    This was a fun story, about stories.