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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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Jan 31, 12

bookshelves: urban-fantasy, src-winter-2011, 2012
Read from January 24 to 31, 2012

If the shelves are dusty and the pots don’t shine,
it’s because I have better things to do with my time. - Unknown


Guilty.

The breaks in this story for the concurrent plot lines did me in. On one hand, having plenty of easy places to insert a bookmark so I could get up and attend to whatever task needed addressing at the moment was a welcome fit for my busy lifestyle. But on the other hand, having too many easy places to insert a bookmark encouraged me to get up and do more responsible things than reading a book, such as folding laundry, sweeping small bits of food out from under the dining room table, paying attention to my children, paying attention to my husband, cooking food, etc.

This is the second book of Gaiman’s that I’ve read, Stardust being the first. And while I’ve liked both of them, neither of them has consumed me. He’s so well-loved and by so many people whose tastes are so varied that I feel a bit left out. I’m not ready to give up and it’s been awhile since my last graphic novel, so I just picked up Volume 1 of The Sandman from the library over the weekend, but…I don’t know.

Are there any diehard Gaiman fans reading this who can recommend something else to me?
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Ryan Mac I really liked some of the Sandman stories but others were just meh. I didn't care for American Gods either but LOVED The Graveyard Book.


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Janene I second The Graveyard Book...


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