This is my third book into Neil Gaiman. So far I'm underwhelmed.
I've read Coraline
-- a mediocre reincarnation of Alice in Wonderland; The Dangerous Alphabet
, which doesn't hold a stick next to Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies
, and now I've read The Graveyard Book
. The book was one big long meh.
I had a big problem with how self-contained each of the chapters were. I felt that ever chapter was a short-story, and then Gaiman would go back and add little details so that it would all make sense in the end. But there was no flow, no unity in between the chapters.
It felt anticlimatic as well. All of the chills and thrills were in the very first chapter. It sort of dwindlesdown from there.