I enjoyed this story. The plot and characters were interesting, and it shows a very interesting new take on the idea of multiple universes.
..Show More »r />In some places the writing was a little bit awkward, not as polished as I've come to expect from Neil Gaiman. I don't know anything about the writing style of Michael Reaves, but I don't think he deserves the blame.
I think what's likely is that it's a result of this story not being intended to be distributed as a book. It was originally a pitch for a television show, I'm guessing they had to make a lot of hurried modifications when there was a demand for it in book form.
There's not much character development. I think that's also a result of the story being written for television where the development happens over multiple episodes.
One thing I wonder: If every important decision splits off a new universe, what happens when you make an important decision when you're outside of them?