Top critical review
20 people found this helpful
on 4 September 2003
To be totally honest, I am completely freaked out by this book! But then, that I presume is what the author intends.
Although a children's picture book, I would certainly not give this to my child, not unless I wanted them to have nightmares.
For Gaiman fans however, this is a must. The pictures are surreal, the humour dark and the plot utterly insane. Gaiman's style is unique however and fans of Coraline will be overjoyed by this masterpiece.
Personally, it is the illustrations which make this book. Without them, the plot would just not work. Lovers of dark and unusual illustrations will be most impressed.
Definitely more of a collectors item rather than one for the kid's bedroom, but fun nonetheless.