Black Dog (2015) by Neil Gaiman

After the more diverse entries of “Anansi Boys” and “Keepsakes and Treasures” into the world of “American Gods”, Gaiman follows up on the first direct sequel novella “The Monarch of the Glen” with another short piece featuring Shadow Moon. Gaiman’s style of making lots of keen observations about a nation’s attitude fits his native England…

Keepsakes and Treasures (2006) by Neil Gaiman

A startlingly dark short story featuring some characters from the American Gods sequel-novella “The Monarch of the Glen”. Like “Anansi Boys”, it’s very iterative in the sense of not really following up on “American Gods” in any direct ways – for much of my time reading the story I was honestly not quite sure if…

Anansi Boys (2005) by Neil Gaiman

An interesting sort of quasi-sequel to “American Gods”, “Anansi Boys” works as something of a spin-off about its titular character and his two sons. Much more comic than “American Gods”, it’s a fun, silly read that benefits from the impressive worldbuilding set up in its predecessor without really repeating anything else about it. It’s enjoyable…