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Death by Neil Gaiman
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, neil-gaiman

I'm going to go with a four stars on this one. I love Neil Gaiman, and the visual depictions are quite amazing. I liked the first Death collection a bit better. I didn't like it as much as I read it, but by the end I grew more fond of it overall. I couldn't really care all that much about the characters, but what made up for it was the way the story included Foxglove's internal desire for freedom, and her partner's desires and memories seemed so circular but true to how people reminisce on the past. Her conversations with Death really make this story for me, and I also like the inclusion of Vito as someone who tags along and ultimately, almost shamefully, admits that he doesn't want to be the one to die.

It's a story about life and death, certainly, but I also think it's about relationships. I perhaps would have preferred more Death and some kind of different ending.

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Reading Progress

January 1, 2012 – Started Reading
January 1, 2012 – Shelved
January 1, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
January 1, 2012 – Shelved as: neil-gaiman
January 1, 2012 –
page 30
January 4, 2012 – Finished Reading

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