Paperback, 307 Pages
By: Neil Gaiman
“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
🌟 This fortunately was one of Gaiman’s books that worked for me. I had my copy for a while but I wanted to read it in October since it is the spooky month and I finally did it. I would not consider it a horror story as I saw some readers shelf it but it was still a good choice for this month!
🌟 The writing was very digestible and easy to follow and I think this is part of the reason it is such a huge success. It can be read by all different age groups and there will be something to enjoy in it! I was not so sure about the illustrations in the book because they did not add anything and they were not that great and yet I am always excited for illustrations in books! (One of the picture was like the pics we have in medical school for spot diagnosis!)
.🌟 I felt like it was written as a collection of short stories that work simultaneously to give a larger story and that was confirmed by the author himself after I finished the story and read the speech he gave for the award given for this book! That speech was really great and I really encourage readers and writers to find it and read it.
“People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.”
🌟 The characters were well written and each chapter was used to flesh out a character and bring them closer to the MC! The characters’ development was really great and I enjoy this kind of story telling!
🌟 The pacing was fast and the story was easy to go through, I finished it in 1 day and wanted more from this world! I can not believe that I liked a book with events mostly happening in a graveyard but it really works!
🌟 Summary: A fast paced well written story with a nice cast of characters that grow on you and a meaningful plot. The book is well balanced and can be enjoyed by all kind of readers. I specially recommend it for Halloween and October marathons!
“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”