About.com’s Contemporary Literature Site has a review of Anansi Boys, giving it a 4.5/5.
Anansi Boys is a quick and terribly enjoyable book. Gaiman keeps things moving along, with far fewer digressions than those that crowded American Gods. But that book was more psychologically complex than this one, and more hangs on that tale than this. Anansi Boys reads quite a bit like an extended film treatment, whereas Gaiman’s previous book was far more novelistic.
I received my copy only on Friday and Melany & I have been fighting over who gets to read it first.