One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.
God is dead. Meet the kids.
When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.
Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.
Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."...Continua
Not as good as American Gods, but still very very very good
Un romanzo piacevole, con lo stile incalzante di Gaiman che riesce ad animare dei e umani con vividissimi colori.
La trama non è affatto scontata, anche se, inizialmente, il protagonista Ciccio Charlie appare il prevedibile ragazzotto goffo ed insignificante. Poi tutto esplode con l'arrivo del misterioso fratello Ragno, che gli sconvolge la vita (fidanzata e lavoro), mentre il suo capo si rivela un personaggio oscuro e dei-animali si aggirano nell'ombra.
Consigliatissimo agli amanti del genere.
Mejor que American Gods (aunque tampoco era muy dificil), pero se le sigue dando mejor la literatura infantil/juvenil