By Neil Gaiman
Certainly one of fiction's so much audaciously unique skills, Neil Gaiman now offers us a mythology for a latest age -- entire with darkish prophecy, relatives disorder, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. let alone a lime.
God is lifeless. Meet the kids.
When fats Charlie's dad named anything, it caught. Like calling fats Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, two decades later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that identify, one of many many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- sooner than he dropped lifeless on a karaoke degree and ruined fats Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left fats Charlie issues. such things as the tall, handsome stranger who seems on Charlie's doorstep, who seems to be the brother he by no means knew. A brother as assorted from Charlie as evening is from day, a brother who's going to teach Charlie the way to loosen up and feature a bit enjoyable ... similar to pricey previous Dad. And out of the blue, lifestyles begins getting very fascinating for fats Charlie.
Because, you notice, Charlie's dad wasn't simply any dad. He used to be Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of uprising, in a position to overturn the social order, create wealth out of skinny air, and baffle the satan. a few acknowledged he might cheat even dying himself.
Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful long island instances bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman bargains up a piece of extraordinary ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic trip deep into fable that's right away startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely humorous -- a real ask yourself of a unique that confirms Stephen King's gleaming review of the writer as "a treasure-house of tale, and we're fortunate to have him."
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He was silent thereafter, and Duncan was able to forget his-presence as they walked. He would gladly have left Galey: he was not used to company on a mission, was not used to schedules or reports or being concerned for a night spent in the open and SurTac that he was, he had little respect for the regulars when they were stripped of their protective ships and their contact with superiors. It occurred to him that Flower staff had no authority to order a regular from Saber to accompany him. Stavros did.
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