Anansi Boys

Nedense bu şahane kitaptan çok az alıntı yapmışım. Neil Gaiman’ın şahane kitaplarından bir tanesi (bir American Gods veya Sandman değil ama bazı açılardan daha tatlı bir hikaye). Alıntılar aşağıda.

Anansi Boys
Songs remain. They last. The right song can turn an emperor into a laughingstock, can bring down dynasties. A song can last long after the events and the people in it are dust and dreams and gone. That’s the power of songs.

Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look so pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each.

he had the kind of hangover that an Old Testament God might have smitten the Midianites with,

Because now people are telling Anansi stories, and they’re starting to think about how to get kissed, how to get something for nothing by being smarter or funnier. That’s when they start to make the world.

People respond to the stories. They tell them themselves. The stories spread, and as people tell them, the stories change the tellers.

Charlie had always wanted to make up songs, but he never did, mostly because of the conviction that if he ever had written a song, someone would have asked him to sing it, and that would not have been a good thing, much as death by hanging would not be a good thing.

Charlie has a son. His name is Marcus: he is four and a half and possesses that deep gravity and seriousness that only small children and mountain gorillas have ever been able to master.

Thanks also go to Ellie Wylie; Thea Gilmore; The Ladies of Lakeside; to Miss Holly Gaiman, who turned up to help whenever she decided I needed a sensible daughter around;