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Different take on a fantasy tale with twists
on 14 April 2017
Another great piece of modern mythology from a fantasy master. My only reservation with Gaiman is that this is yet another hapless hero who comes good, it's a repeated motif, but definitely a different angle - Afro-Caribbean mythology.
Gaiman has such humour, so evocative of Terry Pratchett, yet also never fails to endear us to his characters. In this one, the wise, yet mercurial Afro-Caribbean ladies who are the neighbours of his father who has (allegedly) passed away, are real gems.
I love the different setting of this story, the twists, the new ground explored. There is something unexpected and ancient about African origin stories. So yes, a good read if you want something different.