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Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys: A Novel | Neil Gaiman
Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstepabout to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.
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Chrissyreadit
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I loved this book! I love folk tales, magical realism and Neil Gaiman. So glad it was an #lmpbc pick. It should be in mail by Wed at the latest. But hopefully I will be early and able to stop at post office Monday (full disclosure though this is highly unlikely since I really struggle with being on time)

KathyWheeler I never did know if the humor in Good Omens was from Gaiman or Pratchett or both because the only other Gaiman I‘d read was American Gods. Then I read this and learned he could be funny on his own. 😊 1w
jen_the_scribe So glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! Can‘t wait to read everyone‘s thoughts 1w
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Laughterhp
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Low pick for me. Neil Gaiman books are always a hit or a miss for me. This one was a bit of a miss. It was entertaining in some parts, but I may have skimmed a bunch.

Goodreads stated this was American Gods book 2, which I didn‘t realize, but I don‘t remember anything about American Gods, so it definitely is a stand-alone.

Went in the mail today, priority, so should be there by the end of the week. #LMPBC

#FabulousFebruary - book 1 finished

Andrew65 Well done, one I still have to read. 👏👏👏 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Late to post, but here are my goals for the #fabulousfebruary readathon

I need to finish the tagged book, but think I‘ll finish it today. And then read some other books.

Andrew65 Loved The Name of the Wind. Good luck 😁 2mo
Meshell1313 Ooh name of the wind- my most favorite series of all time! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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#BookMail!

Received the tag book today for #LMPBC

Still reading the Cartographers, but hope to finish by the end of the week and mail priority!

And got my #BOTM pick today!

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wanderinglynn
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Gaiman never disappoints. While this isn‘t my favorite Gaiman, I still greatly enjoyed it. Great prose, incredible imagery, and wonderful humor.

Book 41 for #winterreadathon

#LMPBC - Great pick Jenny! 🎉
I‘ll drop it in the mail tomorrow Mikala ✉️📫

Andrew65 This is one of his books I haven‘t read. 3mo
Laughterhp Awesome! I‘m going away for a week, so I‘ll probably get it next week when I get back. So no rush! 3mo
Laughterhp @Chrissyreadit I am behind this month, but hoping to read The Cartographer‘s this week and get in the mail early first week of Jan. 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp you know there is 0 concern from me 😘 3mo
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wanderinglynn
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Thanks Jenny! I got the book today. I‘m looking forward to diving into it.

#LMPBC #groupf

Also a little peek at my current Lego build. 🎄

Chrissyreadit 🙌😍 4mo
jen_the_scribe So glad it reached safe and sound! 😊🙌🏼 4mo
Laughterhp I got your book this weekend! Haven‘t had time to post that I received it! 4mo
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HeyT
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This book made me very angry early on and I still can‘t let go of my anger. Any book with dubious consent that tries to play it off for laughs later on will never be good in my book. That being said structurally it was well crafted but my rage has tainted any of the good bits.

HeyT This was my #BookSpin for June @TheAromaofBooks 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I've read a few of Gaiman's books and they just aren't for me. 4mo
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HeyT
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#BookReport
I started out strong this week but then hit a sort of slump because I feel some dubious consent issues coming up in the tagged and I don't want to face that but also I don't want to quit the book either so I'm kind of like ... procrastinating on it?

#WeeklyForecast
Goal is to finish both the tagged and Vanished Birds and hopefully one more so I can get back on track to finish my yearly goals strong.

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HeyT
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I tried starting this at work during the slow period but couldn‘t get my mask and glasses to cooperate. Now that I‘m trapped by sleeping puppy I should be able to make a go of it.
#DogsOfLitsy

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Kelican17
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👍🏻 book dump 3/5
The narrator did a fantastic job with the voices of all of the different characters. But there were too many unanswered questions at the end. In all honesty I probably missed something, but who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️

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HeyT
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Happy #BookSpin Day to all who celebrate! It‘s my favorite day of the Litsy calendar. I may be four books behind still but I‘m excited for these new pics.

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Magpiegem
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I had a bookshelf reshuffle today and pulled out some books I want to read for #booked2022 #roadtripusa2022 #authoramonth challenges.

The Guest List- Murder Mystery
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw- Canadian Province
Queenie Malone‘s Paradise Hotel- Hotel in title
My Sisters Bones- About sisters
Poirot The Perfect Murders - Adapted for the small screen
Anansi Boys- Mythology retelling
The Arctic Fury - involves exploration

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wisherwishinguponastar
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I know this is not that big of a deal to some people, but… After months of struggling to reach this point, she cried to the night sky in triumph one word, “BINGO!” #bookspinbingo Also, “Anansi Boys” is a wonderful reimagining of the lore behind Anansi. Charles (or Fat Charlie to some) is a character that grows on you as the story progresses and by the end you realize how truly relatable his story is.

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Roary47 Yay!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 1y
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DebinHawaii
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#Haunted

Most of the editions of Neil Gamin‘s Anansi Boys feature a #spiderweb on the cover.

I had to look back on Litsy posts to see when I listened to it & it was 4 years ago. How time flies! 🕷🖤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks He really likes spiders!! 🙌🏻🖤🕷 1y
Eggs Anansi the Spider is a favorite passage for oral fluency with our elementary readers 👏🏻🕷🕸🖤 1y
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booksandbellyrubs
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Perhaps my favourite author, definitely my favourite doggo 😉 Anansi boys was another hit for me. I love how Gaiman does myths, both when incorporating existing material or just creating his own. Currently reading his 'Norse Mytholgy'

hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy sweet 1y
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perfectsinner
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My first Gaiman. I actually enjoyed this more than I expected to, so a pleasant surprise! I'm looking forward to reading more from Mr. Gaiman

Patchshank That's the sequel to this book. Really it can be read in any order. But I highly recommend American Gods if you liked Anasi Boys. 2y
perfectsinner I have American Gods as well but I've been looking forward to that one, so I didn't wanna read it..if that makes sense lol 2y
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perfectsinner
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Starting my first Neil Gaiman!

BoleyBooks I have a few of his unopened on my shelf. I should follow your example and make this one a priority in the near future. Happy Reading! 😊 2y
perfectsinner Yes! I wanna read Norse Mythology especially (my library doesn't have it, though) American Gods and The Graveyard Book. If you do read, lmk! 2y
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Erinsuereads
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Now this! So excited actually! I forgot to comment back on my previous good omens post about season two....but I'm nervous about that because: the cursed child, star wars, etc. Don't ruin a good thing by overdoing it. Here is the full article.

https://journal.neilgaiman.com/2021/07/the-other-half-of-secret.html

ChaoticMissAdventures Agreed! I thought Good Omens was done perfectly why mess with it! I do love Tennant and Sheen together, and glad they like working with each other. 2y
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vlwelser
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This was highly entertaining. The narrator did an amazing job. Anansi is a trickster god from African folklore. He's a spider. The book has tales interspersed within the narrative. It's pretty clever. It makes me feel more inspired to read American Gods.

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Mourad
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I love how so many of Neil Gaiman‘s books tie into each other. This audiobook I went into blind not knowing anything about it, and it turned out to be a treat. If you enjoyed reading American Gods then you should check this out since it goes into detail about one of the old Gods mentioned.

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Wife
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This was the 1st audiobook I ever listened to and I thought it needed a revisit. Still “absitively” enjoyed it. Lenny Henry is a master voice actor and brings the story to life. 3/5🕷s

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HOTPock3tt
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I loved his Norse Mythology book and stardust But this one really didn‘t do much for me 😕 I was curious to read something featuring folklore! But I never really connected to the characters... and the story dragged at times: Sorry Vickie! @Wife I tried! 😟
⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 out of 5

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Scochrane26
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Listened to David Tennant‘s podcast yesterday with his interview of Neil Gaiman. It was interesting-he talked about the worlds he has created. This story took me awhile to get into & won‘t be my favorite of Gaiman‘s books. I still really liked it, especially how he wove all the different character stories into a web. This was my #bookspin book for January—I‘m a little late! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Scochrane26
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1. Tagged and an Agatha Christie book-Dumb Witness
2. Either
3. I can‘t remember, maybe a Christie book in October. I‘ve been slow with reading lately.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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cozypunk
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Mehso-so

4-star story! Supernatural spin on mistaken identities

5-star audio direction! The full cast, the music, the accents! 😲🙂🥰

2-star audio quality 😬 Despite how good the cast is, why is it so technically flawed?? Low volume and the sound of dead-air? Come-on BBC, use better mics or filter the audio tracks - something! (A pet peeve of mine.)

#free #audiobook until Jan 26
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ghv0c/episodes/player

#dw2021

Wife One of my favorite audiobooks. Have you listened to the audiobook? How does the BBC version compare? 2y
cozypunk @Wife I have not, but I definitely will! Love Gaiman's style and am happy to reread his works. The BBC version is an adaption - mostly dialogue with some narration. You may like that they composed a original version of Fat Charlie's song (in episode 6). Plus the website has behind-the-scenes video clips (each only 1 or 2 min) where they gush about story elements. Blissful bits of fan love! (edited) 2y
cozypunk If you want to listen to Charlie's sweet, simple tune by itself follow...
bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p05qcprg
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Wife Thanks 🌹 2y
cozypunk @Wife you're welcome 😊 what's your favorite audio version of Anansi Boys? 2y
Wife It‘s narrated by Lenny Henry. Such a good performance. 2y
cozypunk @Wife Lenny Henry plays Anansi in the BBC adaptation. I'll let you know when I listen to Lenny Henry's solo version. Thanks for the lead!
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cozypunk
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Good morning, dirty dishes. Let's make this bearable. #audiobook

Hestapleton My thoughts on the laundry I have to fold later 😵 2y
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KrystalClarity
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One of my favorite things about Gaiman is that he treats religions and mythologies from around the world with respect and in many cases, for me at least, brings them to life. In this book, ancient African gods come alive in ways you can‘t get just reading history. It is spooky and funny and a blast to read. I‘d be interested to see if Fat Charlie and Shadow from American Gods ever meet, considering it looks like they share a world.

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Ericalambbrown
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I know there is now a new BBC radio production of this, but I snagged this audiobook read by Lenny Henry on Libby while it was available a couple of weeks ago. I was in the mood to visit with these old friends again and Mr Henry‘s performance is fantastic!

BekaReid Yes, the dramatization is excellent. 2y
Ericalambbrown @BekaReid I intend to listen to that, too. I love those! 2y
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cozypunk
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A full cast audio-drama is currently on BBC Radio 4! Available for free now through Jan 25, 2021 #audiobook https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ghqjr

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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

Imaginative but ultimately it didn‘t go anywhere.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 74

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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Branwen
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Today has been just absolutely gorgeous! Bright sun, blue sky, and a warm breeze! It was really nice to take a walk and read at the park! 🤗💕📚

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Smarkies
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Book - Anansi Boys
Author - Aleichem, Sholom
TV show - All Rise
Singer - Andra Day
Song - Ain't No Mountain High Enough ( Aretha Franklin)
#lettera #manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Great song choice! 3y
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Shaylaina
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I found the beginning slow, but there was a lot of twists and surprises as the story got moving.

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madamereadsalot1
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And another #AuthorAMonth reread done! This is another one of my favorites by him. It's weird that I can forget how much I love this book. I used to read this one every year. And somewhere along the way I switched back to American Gods being my most oft reread. Anyway, this book is great fun and you should read it.

@Soubhiville

Soubhiville Logged 📚 3y
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BookwormAHN
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This was a fantastic book. I loved the African mythology mixed in it. After the death of Charlie's father his life is thrown into chaos. He finds out that his father is a God, he has a brother and his boss tries to frame him for embezzlement 🕸
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville
#Booked2019 person of color Mc paranormal
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Karisa Great pick! Gaiman is a god! 😍 3y
Cinfhen Wow!!! What a fabulous choice 💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Soubhiville Logged 📚 3y
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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📘 Tagged and The Deserter
📘 All Systems Red
🍁🍁🍁 The leaves turning is my favorite thing about fall.

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night_shift
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One of my first books from thriftbook.. it ended up being a hardback large print. Also, probably the blackest cover I have.

#black #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage I also have a hardback large print of this one. How funny 🤓 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Kalalalatja
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Another fun read by Mr. Gaiman 🙌 the audio narration was especially great!

erzascarletbookgasm Love Gaiman but haven‘t read this and AG. 3y
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madamereadsalot1
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Day 5 #7days7covers #covercrush

@vivastory @Kayla.Adriena @ImperfectCJ @gradcat @trashcanman

@Marilyncjackson wanna join in for 7 days of favorite book covers?

Soubhiville I‘ve never seen this cover! Creepy and cool. 4y
madamereadsalot1 @Soubhiville I've had it for many many years. I rarely see it on shelves either. I think I got it from Barnes and Noble, so it wasn't even a "rare find". ?? 4y
vivastory Exactly what @Soubhiville said! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not seen this quirky cover! 🕷 4y
gradcat Lovely cover, & I like the books on the shelf, too! I don‘t really find it creepy, just sort of exotic... 😂♥️ (edited) 4y
sudi Never seen this cover but it looks great 💙 4y
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Tiltedwhirled
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Mehso-so

This was enjoyable but predictable.

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scowler1
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Great story but always feels a bit rushed at the end. Too much happening too quickly, everyone conveniently converging without reasonable explanation. Can't remember how many times I've read it though.

artdamnit_reads I love this cover!!! 😍 4y
scowler1 @artdamnit_reads Great isn't it? I had to have it, and American Gods! 4y
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jouleian
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Nothing like a favorite Neil Gaiman book and licorice to get one out of a crap mood ♥️♥️♥️ #Litten #NeilGaiman #FavoriteBooks #LiftedMood

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kelli7990
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This is my book review for this book after listening to it on Audible. I wouldn‘t listen to it again but this story was interesting and different.

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Regi_C
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Thank you so much, @TheRomantiCate !!! I can't wait to dive into the books and use that super cute mug 💜💜

#sffs #SciFiFantasySwap @Avanders

TheRomantiCate So glad you like!! 4y
LauraJ Such good books! 🖤 4y
BethM That mug 😍 @TheRomantiCate where did you get that? 4y
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AmberWB I want that mug!!! 4y
TheRomantiCate I came across it at TJ Maxx and thought it was so perfect! 4y
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 4y
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xxjenadanxx
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I love Neil Gaiman‘s brain. It never fails to provide us a twisted yet beautifully written tale. Anansi Boys is an interesting & modern spin on the African/Caribbean Spider deity Anansi, or moreover the lives of the offspring he‘s left behind. At times it is practically a coming of age story, at others the story of Cain and Abel but above all it is just downright good. Magic, mythology, mischief and murder - this story has something for everyone.

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LiterRohde
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“They are simply numbers and cannot thus be right or wrong. What I trust that I am saying is that all numbers are by their nature correct. Well, except for pi, of course. I can't be doing with pi. Gives me a headache just thinking about it, going on and on and on and on and on....”

Happy Pi Day!

#QuotsyMar19 | 14: #Math

📷: Made with Typorama

gradcat Happy Pi Day to you, too!! 4y
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Jasxnicole
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#Riotgrams Day 24: Myths and Legends 🕸

#bookriot