Wednesday, June 07, 2006

#30 Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

I don’t think I liked this one as much as American Gods... there seemed to be so much more going on under the surface in that one. Still, it was an interesting story nonetheless, even though it couldn’t live up to it’s predecessor. I found I didn’t really endear myself to any of the characters: Spider was annoying and stuck on himself, Fat Charlie was a pathetic loser (until the end when he found his true self). I know I’ve felt the same way about characters in some of Gaiman’s other books though, so that doesn’t necessarily make them not a good book, just perhaps not as touching if it doesn’t speak to a certain part of me….

See the BookCrossing journal page for this book for more reviews and information. See more progress on read 100 books in 2006.