Anansi Boys (Hardback)
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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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A special illustrated edition of Anansi Boys by bestselling storytelling legend, Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by celebrated artist Daniel Egneus.

A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that will thrill Games of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike.

If you need him, just tell a spider. He'll come running.

Fat Charlie Nancy used to have a normal life. But that all changes the moment his estranged father drops dead in a karaoke bar, leaving a trail of chaos in his wake.

Fat Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. He certainly didn't know he was Anansi the trickster spider-god, lord of rebellion and disorder. He didn't know he had a brother, either. Now his brother, Spider, is on his doorstep trying to take over his life, flat and fiancee.

And Fat Charlie's going to have to resort to something drastic - and dangerous - to get back on track.

'Exhilarating and terrifying' – Independent

'Original, engrossing, and endlessly entertaining' George R.R Martin on American Gods

'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' - Stephen King.

Primarily known as Britain’s foremost fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman is, as any of his readers and all Waterstones’ booksellers will know, much more than just that. Known by his colleague, co-author and regular illustrative collaborator Chris Riddell as the ‘wise wizard’, Gaimain’s is the mind that changed the course of the modern graphic novel through his Sandman series. In a multi-faceted career that has seen him variously as a short-story writer, screenwriter and critic he has also created such brilliant children’s classics as The Graveyard BookOdd and the Frost Giants and Coraline and mastered blending the real with the wonderful and strange to deliver a stunning array of fantasy novels, contemporary myths and story collections including: NeverwhereStardustThe Ocean at the End of the Lane and the masterpiece that is American Gods.

Read an exclusive article for the Waterstones blog by illustrator Daniel Egneus, giving a unique insight into illustrating Gaiman’s world.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472235428
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 824 g
Dimensions: 239 x 157 x 40 mm

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“Entertaining”

A modern folktale/fairytale/myth about a man who discovers that his father was the trickster-god Anansi, and he has a brother he'd somehow forgotten had ever existed! This is a fun, entertaining and amusing... More

Paperback edition
4th October 2013
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“Anansi Boys”

An enchanting modern fairy tale or myth using well-known stories amongst story tellers. A story about a great mythological story teller who talked his way out of trouble, the book is as cunning, charming, delightful... More

Paperback edition
3rd June 2007
Helpful? Upvote 18

“Witty and Charming.”

A different beast than American Gods (which its shares a ‘universe’ with). It’s a lot tighter and has more pace. It also has a different tone, more comedic. To me it feels almost like a British Comedy. It went were I... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
6th May 2018
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