At the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Somers tagged ten top SFF stories lousy with giant spiders, including:
American Gods, by Neil GaimanRead about the other entries on the list.
While Mr. Nancy appears to be an older black man with just the hint of a West Indian accent, he’s actually Anansi, the Trickster God, who can take the form of a spider and summon the assistance of arachnids around the world. He’s also, yes, one of the old gods, so no, not actually a spider per se, but witnessing the cantankerous and sarcastic black gentleman you just met suddenly sprout six extra legs or call on hordes of spiders to do his bidding is the sort of thing that will stick with you.
American Gods is among Josh Ritter's six favorite books that invoke the supernatural and John T. Ottinger's top 12 science fiction and fantasy novels and stories that are uniquely American.