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Anansi Boys ***SIGNED & DATED***

Neil Gaiman

Published by William Morrow, NY, 2005
ISBN 10: 006051518X / ISBN 13: 9780060515188
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Title: Anansi Boys ***SIGNED & DATED***

Publisher: William Morrow, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed and Dated By Author

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, and dated 25 Sep 05 by author on the "You know how it is" page (the page after the copyright page). New unread As New book in As New dust jacket. Beautiful collector's copy. Event flyer laid in. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 008964

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Synopsis:

One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.

Anansi Boys
God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Book Description: ?Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A.? (Washington Post)

?Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully.? (Sacramento Bee)

?Somehow manages to be both really scary and really funny at the same time.? (Newsweek)

?Witty and engaging.? (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

?The most accomplished of Gaiman?s novels . . . Urbane and sophisticated.? (Time Out London)

?A clever, quick-witted book.? (Oklahoma City Oklahoman)

?A remarkably funny book.? (Toronto Star)

?A madcap, screwball world that is partly absurd, occassionally humane and always entertaining.? (Pittsburgh Tribune)

?Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A-? (Christian Science Monitor)

?An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy.? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

?A droll comedy of manners with elements of mystery, thriller and romance thrown in . . . Charming.? (Vancouver Sun)

?Gaiman hardwires his comedy of misrule with a crackpot energy that, when successfully channelled, lights up the imagination.? (Sunday Times (London))

?A thoughtful, atmospheric novel.? (London Times)

?Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout.? (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

?Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended.? (Library Journal)

?[Gaiman is] the folksy, witty, foolishly wise narrator to perfection.? (Booklist (starred review))

?Funny and subversive . . . Gaiman?s mastery of language carries the reader through to a satisfying conclusion.? (USA Today)

?Delightful, funny and affecting . . . the literary equivalent of a hole in one.? (Washington Post Book World)

?Readers who enjoyed American Gods . . . will fall madly in love with ANANSI BOYS.? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

?A welterweight boxer of a book -- light on its feet, but capable of delivering a punch.? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

?ANANSI BOYS makes an incredible read.? (Times Leader)

?[Gaiman] gives his flair for comedy free rein without losing his appreciation for the darker aspects of world mythology.? (San Francisco Chronicle)

?A very accomplished comic novel.? (Daily Telegraph (London))

?A hybrid of folk tale and farce that freely partakes of the comic wealth in each.? (Salon.com)

?Another great work from Neil Gaiman.? (Toronto Star)

?Gaiman at his best.? (Rocky Mountain News)

?Darkly funny and heartwarming to the end, this book is an addictive read not easily forgotten.? (School Library Journal)

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