Friday, July 29, 2016

Five top fantasies rooted in folklore

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog Nicole Hill tagged five top fantasies rooted in folklore, including:
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

Few labor so effectively in the fields of myth and legend as Gaiman, whose American Gods plunked a party pack of deities into the modern American landscape, and who will soon delve further into Norse mythology with a “non-fiction novel.” Anansi Boys shines, however, because Gaiman devotes his full attention to a single source: the titular West African trickster god. When “Mr. Nancy” dies in an appropriately mischievous incident at a karaoke bar, his son, Fat Charlie, begins to unravel his father’s true divine identity—and meets his long-lost brother Spider, who inherited dear old dad’s powers and naughty streak.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue