Good book. Missy so happy.
I don’t know what it is about Neil Gaiman. The way he ties everything together, just so? The writing itself, which is kind of like sliding down melting ice cream? The lime? Dunno. I do know that every time I close one of his books, I wish I was a better writer.
For some reason, I thought this was a sequel to American Gods, which I enjoyed a whole hell of a lot — but it’s not. (Oh, I see…it was marketed that way.) I would say it isn’t as complicated, plot-wise, as American Gods, nor as dark…and it doesn’t have as many tales and gods running through it. (I’m not saying this like it’s a bad thing…just as a comparison, if anyone read American Gods.)
My favorite is still Stardust, though. It’s the fairy-tale lover in me. It’s strange, because I know that Neverwhere, for example, might be a better book in many ways, and American Gods is just stunning, but for re-reading, it’ll probably be Stardust and Anansi Boys.
But then, The Stand, IT, and, of all things, The Eyes of the Dragon constantly compete for “My Favorite Stephen King” novel. It must be Missy.