My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Don’t get me wrong, Neil Gaiman is a wonderful writer, and I love his style, but I got the feeling that he got halfway through this manuscript and said, “Oops, I’m late for the deadline,” and finished it by saying “and they had a bunch of adventures and lived happily ever after.”
Frankly, this is perhaps the only book I have ever read where I liked the move adaptation better than the book. I may be jaded, because I saw the movie first, but there you go.
No disrespect to Master Gaiman, but the awards this book has received were obviously directed to his great writing style, not the flow of the story. It needed another 100 pages, at the very least.
Good, but in the end, disappointing…