Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys (2006, Harper Torch) 5 stars

God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like …

Fat Charlie is more funny than expected

5 stars

Fat Charlie has a comfortable life in London and a lovely fiancée whose mother is hell on Earth. Fat Charlie cannot say his life is everything he has ever dreamt of, but when his father dies and he learns he is the son of a god and that he has a brother, the life he knows and Rosie are gone and Fat Charlie wants it back.

This book was a brilliant surprise. Whether you like or do not like American Gods, give this a try because there is nothing in common between the two except that there are gods in it. Fat Charlie, Spider, Rosie, Rosie's mother and Daisy are characters that we easily care about but I wasn't expecting the humour. This book is way funnier than it should be because it is beautifuly written, the characters and story evolve in a very satisfying way and it even has a surprising twist in the end. I was not expecting such a novel from Gaiman, but I am immensely happy I read this. It is become one of my favourites from him.