The story was too short. But at the same time it was long enough. I wanted more from the story, but I am happy the author didn't start adding boring things to the story to make it longer. It was an odd story. Very wonderful, but I was not expecting it based on the description. I don't know. The one thing I have is that I couldn't really believe the age of the main character. The entire time, even though the narrator repeatedly mentioned that he was 7, I kept thinking of him as being 9 or 10 or maybe even 11. His character was just... not like any 7 year old I am familiar with. I don't know. I am happy to live with my delusion that he was 9-11 years old.
The one thing is that the story kept leaving questions in my mind. It was sometimes hard to follow. Like when characters switched and so forth. I don't know if it is the author's fault or the narrator (wait... the author is the narrator). Sometimes I wished I had had the book so I could read the written word to see what was being said.
OMG! Neil Gaiman, has a soothing voice. I love to hear him read. The story was as beautiful as a love story and as frightening as a mildly spooky book. I constantly wait for, "what's next?" And couldn't wait to find out. Wow!
I am a big NG fan, but I have avoided this book because it is relatively short (I like long, epic tales). I'm glad that I chose this book despite that.
The story itself is quite good, but the writing is that of a practiced master, and is wonderfully immersive. NG has also been doing a great job of narrating his work, which isn't always the best choice for some authors.
I enjoyed the imagery and the state of mind that I was put into by the way the story was told, which is exactly what I like when diving into a novel.
I highly recommend this book.
This is human and beautiful and brutal and magic and has tons of wisdom. I finished this yesterday and I am still broken by it. Broken in the best possible way, broken open, broken soft, broken into tears into pure joy. My other four on my top 5 is Crime and punishment, House of the spirits, Lolita and The world according to Garp. Right now this book is top.
To be a bit mysterious; this book is made from the stuff that brings things into existance. Pure life force (love)
Within the top five.
Lettie's self-sacrifice to protect the narrator from the hunger birds.
It's always a special treat when an author reads the book. There is no doubting that the inflection is exactly where it was intended. Plus, Gaiman has a lovely reading voice.
Lettie, of course.
This was simply a magical book that I will never forget.
I have read a lot of Neil Gaiman's books and always enjoy them. This one was no exception. The story and characters are quirky and interesting and just enough on the edge of fantasy to make it believable.
I love that the book is performed by Neil Gaiman. Makes it even better.
If you like this author you won't be disappointed and if you don't know anything about this author you will be enchanted.
This is pretty straightforward Neil Gaiman writing, which of course makes it enchanting and magical. Worth while in every way