Книга: Gaiman Neil «Anansi Boys»

Anansi Boys

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Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault. If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't dropped dead at a karaoke night, Charlie would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would have no idea that he has a brother called Spider, who is also a god. And there would be no chance that said brother would be trying to take over his life, flat and fiancee, or, to make matters worse, be doing a much better job of it than him. Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four more-than-slightly eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo - and between them they unleash a bitter and twisted force to get rid of Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins is Fat Charlie Nancy going to get his life back in one piece or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?

Издательство: "Headline Publishing" (2006)

ISBN: 978-0-7553-3114-7,978-0-7553-0509-4

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Gaiman, Neil

▪ 2005

      In the eight years since the conclusion of his groundbreaking Sandman series for DC Comics, Neil Gaiman had established himself as a successful novelist, an outspoken activist for authors' legal rights, and a creator of children's tales in the fantastic and macabre tradition of the Brothers Grimm. In 2004 he concluded his best-selling series 1602 for Marvel Comics. The story reinterpreted classic Marvel superheroes and marked Gaiman's first foray into the superhero genre since his run on the critically acclaimed but legally troubled Miracleman in the early 1990s. Fittingly, the proceeds from 1602, one of the year's best-selling comics, were used to free Miracleman from the copyright issues that had entangled it since 1998.

      Gaiman was born on Nov. 10, 1960, in Porchester, Eng. He grew up in Sussex and attended Whitgift School in Croydon. Upon graduating, he freelanced as a journalist before earning his first author credit for a paperback biography of the pop music group Duran Duran in 1984. While the subject matter was certainly not indicative of his later work, its success was, and the first printing sold out in a matter of days. It was around this time that he met artist Dave McKean, and the two collaborated on the graphic novel Violent Cases (1987). The work established them as rising stars in the comic world, and soon the two were noticed by publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. They submitted story and art treatments to DC Comics, and the result was Black Orchid (1988), a three-part miniseries that helped establish the atmosphere for the DC renaissance of the late 1980s. Along with Alan Moore's work on Watchmen (1987) and Swamp Thing (1983–87) and Frank Miller's gritty interpretation of Batman in The Dark Knight Returns (1986), the success of Black Orchid showed that a market existed for dark, mature stories written for an adult audience. This became even clearer with the launch of Sandman in 1989.

      Sandman was a completely new kind of comic. While McKean stayed on as cover artist for the entire run of the series, a rotating series of interior artists helped flavour each individual story arc. In addition, the stories were unlike any previously seen in mainstream comics. The protagonist was Morpheus, the manifestation of the ability of sentient beings to dream. Like many other pantheons, the Endless, Morpheus's siblings, were godlike beings with human foibles and drives. A typical story was so littered with literary allusions and historical references that Internet fan sites soon began offering detailed annotations of individual issues. By the time the series ended in 1996, Sandman had captured an enviable list of awards and was DC's top-selling title. Gaiman also topped best-seller lists with his novels Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett, 1990), Neverwhere (1996), Stardust (1999), and American Gods (2001) and with his children's book Coraline (2002). In 2003 he revisited the Sandman characters in Endless Nights, an anthology that had the distinction of being the first graphic novel to earn a place on the New York Times best-seller list for hardcover fiction.

Michael Ray

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▪ British writer
in full  Neil Richard Gaiman 
born Nov. 10, 1960, Porchester, Hampshire, Eng.
 
 British writer who earned critical praise and popular success with richly imagined fantasy tales that frequently featured a darkly humorous tone.

      Gaiman grew up in Sussex and attended Whitgift School in Croydon. Upon graduating, he worked as a freelance journalist before earning his first author credit for a paperback biography of the pop music group Duran Duran in 1984. While the subject matter was certainly not indicative of his later work, its success was, and the first printing sold out in a matter of days. It was around this time that he met artist Dave McKean, and the two collaborated on the graphic novel Violent Cases (1987). The work established them as rising stars in the comic world, and soon the two were noticed by publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. They submitted story and art treatments to DC Comics, and the result was Black Orchid (1988), a three-part miniseries that helped establish the atmosphere for the DC renaissance of the late 1980s. Along with Alan Moore's work on Watchmen (1987) and Swamp Thing (1983–87) and Frank Miller's gritty interpretation of Batman in The Dark Knight Returns (1986), the success of Black Orchid showed that a market existed for dark, mature stories written for an adult audience. This became even clearer with the launch of Sandman in 1989.

      Sandman was a completely new kind of comic. While McKean stayed on as cover artist for the book's entire run, a rotating series of interior artists helped flavour each individual story arc. In addition, the stories were unlike any previously seen in mainstream comics. The protagonist was Morpheus, the manifestation of the ability of sentient beings to dream. Like many other pantheons, the Endless—Morpheus's siblings—were godlike beings with human foibles and drives. A typical story was so littered with literary allusions and historical references that Internet fan sites soon began offering detailed annotations of individual issues. By the time the series ended in 1996, Sandman had captured an enviable list of awards and was DC Comics' top-selling title. Gaiman also topped best-seller lists with his novels Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett, 1990), Neverwhere (1996), Stardust (1999; filmed 2007), and American Gods (2001) and with his children's book Coraline (2002; filmed 2009). He revisited the Sandman characters in 2003 with Endless Nights, an anthology that had the distinction of being the first graphic novel to earn a place on The New York Times best-seller list for hardcover fiction.

 In 2004 Gaiman penned 1602 for Marvel Comics. The story reinterpreted classic Marvel superheroes and marked Gaiman's first foray into the superhero genre since his run on the critically acclaimed but legally troubled Marvelman (known in the United States as Miracleman) in the early 1990s. Fittingly, the proceeds from 1602, one of that year's best-selling comics, were used to finance Gaiman's effort to free Marvelman from the copyright issues that had entangled it since 1998. The following year he reunited with McKean for the visually stunning film MirrorMask, and they collaborated on The Wolves in the Walls, an illustrated horror story for children. Anansi Boys (2006) revisited some of the characters introduced in American Gods, and it debuted at the top of The New York Times best-seller list. In 2009 Gaiman received the Newbery Medal for his distinguished contribution to literature for children for The Graveyard Book (2008), the macabre yet sweet tale of an orphan raised by a cemetery full of ghosts.

Michael Ray
 

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Источник: Gaiman, Neil

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