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Old October 29 2013, 12:10 PM   #829
Miss Chicken
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Re: What are you reading?

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I finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman a couple of days ago and I have started on The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde.
What did you think of Anansi Boys? I quite liked it, but I thought it all ended a bit abrutly, as if Gaiman didn't know how he wanted to end it, so a book that'd been good most of the way through ended up a bit meh!

I'm Currently reading Child 44, a thriller set in Stalinist Russia. Couple of hundred pages in and it's excellent. One of the most compelling books I've read in a while.
I think the ending could have been better but it didn't worry me too much. I actually listen to rather than read Anansi Boys. It was read by Lenny Henry and he was excellent and made the book really enjoyable. Neil Gaiman has actually said that Lenny was, at least in part, the inspiration for Anansi Boys and that when he was writing it he often had Lenny's voice in his head. I will buy the paperback version because it is a story I will probably want to revisit one day.
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