Nov 05, 07
Read in January, 2007
i love love love neil gaiman, don't get me wrong. but this collection of short stories was just a little bit too... well, neil being neil. maybe the problem was that i tried reading them all at once, in order, from cover to cover. but they seemed to get progressively more infuriating as i went along, because none of them really have any sort of story arc or conclusion of any sort. they're all just stuff that happens to an insteresting character. mostly stuff which is rather obscure and veiled in mystery. really, by the time i got 3/4 of the way through (i haven't yet been able to finish) i was screaming for a climax of any sort. i think in a few months, i'll go back and start again, but this time limit myself to one story at a time between other, more traditionally plotted books.