Book Review: Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman


Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman. Harper Torch Fiction Publishing. 2005. $8. I’m not sure Neil needs his books reviewed, actually. His books are enjoyable fiction. If you like Douglas Adams, you might enjoy Anansi Boys. British humor is hilarious; their gift for understatement tickles me. Douglas Adams was the godfather of understatements and eloquently contrived…

Humbling Geography


When Douglas Adams passed away in his literate prime, the world lost a great humorist. One of his best characters, Zaphood Beeblebrox, to try to bring him some humility, was placed in a peculiar chamber, the Total Perspective Vortex. While in the chamber, he was oriented and scaled in position relative to everything in the known…