"Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman (2005)
"Soon the bedroom contained only injured or dead flamingos: the ones who had broken the windows, the ones who had crashed into the walls, the ones who had been crushed beneath other flamingos. Those of the birds who were still alive watched the bedroom door open, apparently by itself, and close again, but, being flamingos, they thought very little of it."
Neil Gaiman is a British writer who now lives in America. He began his career in comic books, and as a novelist he's best known for his book American Gods. This novel, Anansi Boys, was also made into a TV series.
In the book, the son of the spider god Anansi discovers a brother he never knew about. The brothers then meet in London, and the rivalry that develops between them gives shape to the story. It is a book full of gods, ghosts, and magic, and will be familiar to anyone who's come across Gaiman's work before.
I liked it well enough (it's funny), but I'd have to say that it's pretty forgettable. Despite the inclusion of mythological themes and other elements, nothing about this book feels especially universal, and after finishing it I could only remember a few of the funnier moments. From a dramatic perspective, all of the major plot points can be reduced to "magic," and an entirely unexplained sort of magic at that. The result is a book that's somewhat unsatisfying, and entirely arbitrary.
Which is not to say it's bad. It isn't. It's only forgettable, and I can think of worse things to say about other books.