Long-time audiobook listener and enjoy sci-fi, thriller and crime noir. In non-fiction, I enjoy science, anthropology, history and religion.
Don't expect a sequel to American God's - It is set in the same 'universe' but that's about where the similarly ends. It follows the life of an adult son of the African trickster god Anansi just after Anansi's death. His boring life is turned upside down by the appearance of a brother he didn't know he had.
It is quite British in tone and style. Though the story is much more than a comedy, the lead frequently reminded me of Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - a rather boring but happy man thrown into rediculous circumstances that he's not pleased with. The only thing missing was a longing for good tea... ;)
Wonderful book that is filled with the fanciful and the real blended in perfect proportions!
It is a companion to American Gods in some ways. It gives more background on who Anansi is and how he lives in our world.
Anything with the bird woman was great.
This is one of his better stories. It takes a bit to come together but if you stick with it Gaiman ties it all together so nicely and makes every minute of it fun and compelling.
From what I hear you are either a fan of his work...or you are not. This was my first Gaiman book and I found it hard to get through. It did eventually become kind of funny but the story lost me when the ambiguous animals showed up.
All in all if you are a fan of his books you will probably like it, if not I would maybe consider something else.
Always been a favorite, great story and dictation, even after many reads and listens. I love Niel Gaiman, and if you like this, try American Gods! It's darker but also an amazing story
Both the performance and the story are superlative. Every listen reveals something new. The narrator adds a joy and cheek to Gaiman's prose that will have you laughing out loud.