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Anansi Boys
by Neil Gaiman | Literature & Fiction
Registered by ghir of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 3/21/2010
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by captain_fantasy): available


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by ghir from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Extra copy available for trade. 


Journal Entry 2 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Thanks for sending it to me, Ghir! I'm looking forward to it! 


Journal Entry 3 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, December 10, 2010

9 out of 10

I have really enjoyed this book. It was witty and adventurous and I never really knew where it was going. (Although what happened to Grahame Coats wasn't that unexpected, you still really wanted it to happen to him!)

Thanks for sending it to me Ghir! You have made me discover a new authour that I would love to get to know a little better. 


Journal Entry 4 by Moriquen at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/4/2011 UTC) at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I saw that this book was on your wishlist and for my ongoing release challenge (http://moriquensbookshelf.webs.com/releasechallenge.htm) I still had to release a book to a person in Switzerland, so here you are! I hope you'll enjoy it! ;) 


Journal Entry 5 by spy-there at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, January 06, 2011

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WOAH - what a lucky start for 2011 :D Thank you very much, Moriquen! I surely will enjoy it, haven't yet read unreadable things from Gaiman :) ... and the Book even travelled all the way from Hawaii --- I'm just overwhelmed ^__^ 


Journal Entry 6 by spy-there at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

10 out of 10

This book makes you smile and a giggle, and it has a happy end which couldn't be more clever, witty and satisfying. Everything falls into place; it's a perfect, hilarious, fantastic fable for grown ups. The more I've read it (thrice so far) the better I liked it.

I pondered a long time whether Anansi is black or white. It seems naturally to see him as a black person with his rousing musical and dancing skills and his mischievous tricks. Moreover Anansi is an African god. But somehow I couldn't imagine Fat Charlie to be black. Thus I looked up Cab Calloway, to whom Anansi is compared in the book. Calloway was indeed black, but only partly. You have to look twice to detect the black origin under his fairly white skin and the slick hairdo. So Anansi's sons have maybe merely a tinge of black blood - which explains Charlie's "white" (genuinely British) behavior.

For the time being I will keep the book in my personal collection, as it is a bit battered, prone to lose pages and not that fit to travel on. Maybe I'll find another copy to replace it.
Thanks a lot for sharing this little gem, Moriquen and ghir <3 


Journal Entry 7 by spy-there at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, June 12, 2015

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Ok, Anansi came back to me. As I said, the book is not intact enough to travel. I willingly lend it on demand until I find a replacement.

Sadly TeddysDen missed a terrific story ... 


Journal Entry 8 by spy-there at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (11/11/2015 UTC) at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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Today is Neil Gaiman's 55th birthday, and his Anansi Boys will soon leave to Berlin. That is, our dear captain will emigrate and take the boys along for good luck. Maybe they'll come back, maybe they won't. We will miss you here, all together ;_; 


Journal Entry 9 by captain_fantasy at Tegel, Berlin Germany on Thursday, August 11, 2016

10 out of 10

Wow, I have read and just have finished the book. It is great!

Thank you very much for the recommendation, spy-there. Is your bc nickname related to the hero of the book? I have enjoyed the story about this "god" a lot. I think, it is written in a fantastic style. Easy to read and follow up. (It took me less than a week to read it through, although I was quite busy. But I have needed to carry on :-)

Now I can understand that you gave the author as a topic for a meet-up in Zürich some months ago. I am a fan of Neil Gaiman now, too :-)

Maybe I should read this book more often as well....

Thank you for this tipp, spy(-)d(h)er(e) 


Journal Entry 10 by captain_fantasy at Tegel, Berlin Germany on Thursday, August 11, 2016

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ah, I have just read in a review: "Oh, und noch ein kleiner Tip: Die Hauptpersonen sind dunkelhäutig! Von Anfang an das richtige Bild im Kopf machen, sonst kriegt man den jungen, dicklichen Weißen kaum mehr raus!"
An answer to spy-theres question: The Anansi boys are dark-skinned. - But I am not so sure, upon what this hint is based on. (Hopefully at Gaiman's imagination) 


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