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Anansi Boys

by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
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    Sep 2005, 336 pages
    Paperback:
    Oct 2006, 416 pages

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Neil Gaiman grew up in England and, although Jewish, attended Church of England schools, including Ardingly College, a boarding school in West Sussex (South of England).  During the early 1980s he worked as a journalist and book reviewer.  His first book was a biography of the band Duran Duran.  He moved from England to his wife's hometown in the American midwest several years ago. He and his family now live in a renovated Victorian farmhouse where (he says) his hobbies are writing things down, hiding, and talking about himself in the third person. 

In addition to American Gods, Anansi Boys and Coraline (a fantastically creepy book for children, particularly so in the audio version read by the author), Gaiman has published an enormous variety of short stories, graphic novels and comics - far too many to list here, but you'll find a very comprehensive list at the ever-reliable fantasticfiction.co.uk and more biographical ...

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