What A Tangled Web We Weave

Anansi Boys book coverMany children find their fathers embarrassing, but few have as many good reasons as Fat Charlie Nancy.  His dad gave him the name “Fat Charlie”, he tricked him into going to school dressed as Taft on Presidents Day, and he dropped dead while singing karaoke.  In the ingenious Anansi Boys, Fat Charlie discovers that his late father was actually Anansi, the mythological trickster god.  As if that isn’t enough to absorb, he also finds out about a long-lost brother, Spider, who inherited his dad’s good-time philosophies and meddling powers.  Combining humor, folklore, a little magic, and great storytelling, Neil Gaiman spins a tale worthy of Anansi himself.