First Lines: Anansi Boys

Once upon a time, I kept a list of notable quotations of the books I was reading, so I could spice up these silly posts with them. It’s a good thing I stopped doing that, because Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is filled to the brim with very quotable quotes. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I can now easily link to some good bits, like the first bit of chapter five (the subtitle, In Which We examine the Many Consequences of the Morning After, should give you a good sense of direction) and the explanation of why this particular situation is almost exactly like Macbeth.

With Anansi Boys, I’ve read all of Neil Gaiman’s novels. Luckily for me, he has written a lot of other things. And that’s a good thing, because I really, really like everything I’ve read so far, and I can’t get enough of it.

Book read
Neil Gaiman — Anansi Boys
First line
It begins, as most things begin, with a song.