Friday, May 01, 2009

Anansi Boys - post II

Having not read any Neil Gaiman before this was the only book my local library had so was the only realistic place to start without shelling out some money.

You start thinking that although incredibly imaginative and clever with the magical references this is a written version of a Doctor Pepper advert. What’s the worst that could happen? Turns out to be plenty when Fat Charlie summons his brother.

Once installed in his home Spider manages to help Charlie lose his job, threatens his relationship with his fiancé and takes over his home. Quite whether or not Charlie will manage to get his life back depends it seems on his willingness to embrace the strangeness that surrounds his late father and brother.

Trying to crack on with this because it is due back at the library tomorrow so that deadline is a great motivational tool.

More tomorrow…