Top critical review
Is this really a book for adults?
on 4 June 2017
Imaginative plot but I kept asking myself if this is a children's book. Some very childish aspects to the writing and plot. The characters are really one dimensional. Goodies, baddies, main character overly English gentleman in constant state of surprise being very polite to everyone etc. Have not seen BBC drama (not sure I want to as can imagine how condescending they could make this) but perhaps that is the problem as it was BBC script so will give one more try to another of Gaiman's books after this. Perhaps Anansi Boys. This won't be winning any Booker prizes any time soon but then that is probably not the intended audience. On the plus side is very easy to read and not at all taxing so would be good choice if want to switch off.