If you're in search of a great read, full of heart and in love with the way language can sing, Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys is the book you've been looking for.
Neil Gaiman wrote Sandman, the greatest comic ever, not to mention Stardust, the closest thing to a fairy tale written in the last 20 years—or since Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn at any rate.
Here's an excerpt. Don't fight it. You'll love it.