In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.
God is dead. Meet the kids.
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 doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.
“Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous.”
“Awesomely inventive.… When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does.”
“Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales.”
—Washington Post Book World
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
“Deliciously compulsive . . . Grade: A.” — Washington Post
“Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully.” — Sacramento Bee
“Somehow manages to be both really scary and really funny at the same time.” — Newsweek
“Witty and engaging.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune
“The most accomplished of Gaiman’s novels . . . Urbane and sophisticated.” — Time Out London
“A clever, quick-witted book.” — Oklahoma City Oklahoman
“A remarkably funny book.” — Toronto Star
“A madcap, screwball world that is partly absurd, occassionally humane and always entertaining.” — Pittsburgh Tribune
“Genre-busting . . . very creative and very funny. Grade: A-” — Christian Science Monitor
“An off-kilter blend of reality and fantasy.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A droll comedy of manners with elements of mystery, thriller and romance thrown in . . . Charming.” — Vancouver Sun
“Gaiman hardwires his comedy of misrule with a crackpot energy that, when successfully channelled, lights up the imagination.” — Sunday Times (London)