Items 72, 73 & 74: signed proof copies of ANANSI BOYS by Neil Gaiman

The highest 3 bidders will each receive a signed proof copy of ANANSI BOYS by Neil Gaiman, signed by the author.

Minimum Bid: £20.00

– donated by Headline

Starred review from Publishers Weekly:

Starred Review. If readers found the Sandman series creator’s last novel, American Gods, hard to classify, they will be equally nonplussed—and equally entertained—by this brilliant mingling of the mundane and the fantastic. “Fat Charlie” Nancy leads a life of comfortable workaholism in London, with a stressful agenting job he doesn’t much like, and a pleasant fiancée, Rosie. When Charlie learns of the death of his estranged father in Florida, he attends the funeral and learns two facts that turn his well-ordered existence upside-down: that his father was a human form of Anansi, the African trickster god, and that he has a brother, Spider, who has inherited some of their father’s godlike abilities. Spider comes to visit Charlie and gets him fired from his job, steals his fiancée, and is instrumental in having him arrested for embezzlement and suspected of murder. When Charlie resorts to magic to get rid of Spider, who’s selfish and unthinking rather than evil, things begin to go very badly for just about everyone. Other characters—including Charlie’s malevolent boss, Grahame Coats (“an albino ferret in an expensive suit”), witches, police and some of the folk from American Gods—are expertly woven into Gaiman’s rich myth, which plays off the African folk tales in which Anansi stars. But it’s Gaiman’s focus on Charlie and Charlie’s attempts to return to normalcy that make the story so winning—along with gleeful, hurtling prose.

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21 Responses to Items 72, 73 & 74: signed proof copies of ANANSI BOYS by Neil Gaiman

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  2. Open for bidding: please place your bids!

  3. Amy says:

    I bid £20 🙂

  4. TBagpuss says:

    I bid £25

  5. Vicky says:

    I’ll offer £25.

  6. Stuart says:

    I’ll go with £30

  7. Jane Boon says:

    I bid £45

  8. Let’s push it up to £50

  9. Zippy says:

    I’ll also bid £45 for one copy.

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  14. Let’s go up to £100 shall we?

  15. Barry Watkins says:

    I agree… £100

  16. Lindi says:


  17. Lindi says:

    Actually I wanted to write £101

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