I haven't read a lot of his stuff...I primarily only know about him from The Sandman, which I loved and still love (and of which my favorite characters are Death and Dream, with Delirium close behind). The only one of his novels I've read is Neverwhere, which I also enjoyed immensely...I felt an odd affinity to The Angel Islington.
I keep meaning to read The Sandman comic books, but I must admit that I'm somewhat intimidated by how many of them there are. I'll get over that soon enough.
Isn't it excellently creepy how good he is at making you relate to all
of his characters, even the scary ones?
Anansi Boys stuck with me a little better, because I read it more than once. I actually liked Fat Charlie more at the beginning of the book than at the end, though.
I can definitely see your point about Fat Charlie, so I'm not sure why I don't feel that way too. I guess I just liked him so much as an unconfident office worker that I couldn't help but be happy for him once his situation improved.