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Anansi Boys review
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Couldn't trap my imagination in its web

A slightly disappointing and disjointed read.
I am a big fan of the mythical and surreal, especially I thought when combined within one book, but ‘Anansi Boys’ left me feeling like it’s magic and potential was never quite fulfilled.
This is the first adult novel of Gaiman’s that I have read, after very much enjoying his children’s books such as ‘The Wolves in the Walls’, and the beautiful film ‘Mirromask’.

To me it lacked the originality and collaboration between fantasy and the banal reality of life present in these previous titles. I enjoyed the depiction of the characters but the writing was bland and lacked tension and empathy.

I have ‘American Gods’ lined up next which I am looking to enjoy and connect with much more...

Added by Dionysian Child
10 years ago on 16 March 2008 12:33