I expected bigger more far reaching adventure. And what started the bad turn of events (opal miner?) wasn't explained as the motivation satisfactorily.
Great stuff, echoes of coraline, but don't let that dissuade you. It's a great story, and, as an aside has some of the best food descriptions I've ever heard.
I really liked this book a lot. I think I would listen to it again in another six months or so.
I don't really want to give anything away for those of you who haven't read the book, but I really liked the ending. It evoked a lot of different emotions, and I really liked that a lot.
I thought Gaiman was really great at performing the main character, who isn't named in the book. I almost felt like he was telling me a story from his own childhood. He was really good at emoting how a child would.
I thought the most moving moment in the book is what Lettie did for the main character. Again, I'm not throwing in any specifics in case you haven't read it yet...
Just read this book. It may seem a tad boring right at the beginning, but it picks up quickly. It's fascinating and magical.
I really didn't know what to think as I started it but was taken off guard by the flow and beauty of thought. He should read everything lol!! Not enough superlatives to say wahoo loud enough! Thank you Mr Gaiman☺️
Hi, I am an avid reader and audiobook listener with diverse tastes in books. I enjoy sets of books by subject or series.
A difficult to describe book, this book has a story wrapped in a story. There is adventure and fantasy and childhood. I enjoyed listening to the book and found the story entertaining but am left with the vague feeling that something is missing from the story, like the difference between a good ghost story and a random haunting.
The content of this book is just strange and meaningless.
Couldn't come close to finishing it.
I want to because he does get good reviews, but hesitate to spend the money.
Any book should be at its best with its author as narrator. Just didn't like this one.
Nauva I nauva!
As always Neil weaves a deep, emotional magical story that absconds with your mind and leaves you wishing you could join the characters in their world.