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Definitely an intro book with all the build up and back story but likeable characters with a decent mystery. I won’t jump straight into the next, but I will add it my list :)
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Did not like the meandering path Shadow was on that seemed never ending. Always feel like I’m missing something when I read Gaiman’s works and that was definitely the case with this one. Got the concept just felt like it was better in theory and didn ...more
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Did not like the meandering path Shadow was on that seemed never ending. Always feel like I’m missing something when I read Gaiman’s works and that was definitely the case with this one. Got the concept just felt like it was better in theory and didn ...more
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