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This review is from: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Paperback)
A big fan of Gaiman from Sandman to Graveyard Book, I was left slightly cold by this one. This isn't quite a book for kids… and nor does it quite work (for me) at adult level. The 'action sequences' seem protracted and depend too much on eliciting sympathy for the downtrodden protagonist. And the whole (and this really is in contrast to his other work such as the Graveyard book and Anansi boys) seems to take itself all a bit too seriously.
However these are grumbles, because anything by Gaiman is a pacy, interesting, colourful read and this is no exception.