A hodgepodge of fragmentary stories slapped together with no consistency of character or plot.
This is the Hamlet 2 of novels.
Guidall was great as usual.
I loved this book to pieces. Not since The Dark Tower has a book grabbed me like this. Read this book!
Alright Neil Gaiman is brillant however I found myself enjoying this book less then some of his others. I much prefered Anasazi boys although this had wonderful parts in it and I was facenated most of the time, however the book seemed to go on and on for me, it wasn't the length of the book rather I would forget where exactly I was in the plot, the man in this book spends time in prison and although facenating it doesn't seem to hold the same riviting aspect of other Neil Gaiman books.
This is a gifted Author, but he never explains anything. His worlds and magic systems are left 90% unexplained, which if you are a logical sci-fi fan will drive you crazy.
This book is not a bad read, but it's definately not anywhere near the realm of Neil Stephenson, Louis McMaster Bujold, or Orson Scott Card works which are "epic" in their genre.
This was a wonderful read and though more than 20 hours was still too short. I wanted to know more. Getting to know the characters and the mysteries and plots deep seated in the story was easy most times but at times I had to go back to put 2 and 2 together. I will read it again and recommend it to others.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I thought the concept of this book war really interesting. That the gods of old and new all live among us. The narrator was excellent and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little fantasy.
It took multiple tries to get into this one. Giaman is a moving and wonderful author but sometimes he goes on…..and on…..and on…..such is the case with this one. However, the story is interesting and does come together right when you are thinking “WHAT?” to yourself. Overall 3+ stars.
Imaging you are walking around one day and mystical things start happening to you, and a specific "person" appears to be behind it. If your the type of person who would just go on with life without asking obvious questions like "who are you", "why me", or "what the heck is going on", then this book is for you. Personally, I was so frustrated because I listened for hours and had no idea what was going on. I have never listened to a book for so long (maybe 8 hrs) and still didn't know the plot. It was made worse by the fact that the main character didn't seem to even care. He just plodded along as he met gods, saw things that couldn't ever happen, etc.
Give me a Koontz novel anytime. Where people say "How could that happen?", and keep asking until its all explained, even if the answer is pure sci-fi.