Anansi Boys - P.S. Author:Neil Gaiman Cult-favorite fantasist Neil Gaiman's unique blend of myth and popular culture runs gloriously amok once again in this novel, set in the same milieu as AMERICAN GODS. — Just as AMERICAN GODS followed the adventures of Shadow, the son of the American incarnation of the god Wotan/Odin, ANANSI BOYS focuses on Fat Charl... more »ie, the son of Mr. Nancy, the American incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi the Spider.
When Mr. Nancy unexpectedly dies on a Florida karaoke stage, Charlie must confront his difficult and often humiliating heritage in two ways, via not only the cheerful but dangerous anarchy of his hitherto unknown brother, who sets about seriously messing up Charlie's life, but also the malice of Tiger, Anansi's immortal foe.« less
A sequel to American Gods (although you don't have to read that as a prerequisite) Anansi Boys is an expertly woven modern folk tale. I did figure out the main plot twist before it was revealed but that did not detract from the story. Highly enjoyable to the point where I felt like I flew through it even though the real time spent was probably average.