Won't try to review the book in full, though I endorse the NYT Book Review's extremely favorable opinion. But after listening I felt compelled to say what an excellent job the narrator did. This book is told in the first person, by a 17-year old girl (Blue) who is preternaturally precocious and given to literary over-exuberance. Not such an easy person to act, but narrator Janice Fine Card does a fantastic job of making Blue completely plausible, real, and engaging, hour after hour. The author clearly devoted tremendous care to giving Blue a distinctive voice. It's hard to imagine anyone could have done a better job of bringing that voice off the page than Card.
Part Dostoevsky, part Frantz Fanon, part Baudelaire, all original. The writing is just great: spare but incredibly evocative. And it's beautifully performed as well.
Gaiman does as wonderful a job with the reading of this alternate world fantasy as he did with the writing of it. It's especially fun if you know your Sherlockiana, which Gaiman certainly does.
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