Neil Gaiman writes GOOD monsters. Oh, and good protagonists. And don’t forget he writes amazing mysterious supporting characters. Were I qualified, I’d say this is an excellent example of Gaiman at his usual finest. Simple on the surface, but subtly deep so that you’ll be thinking about it for months after. Not quite enough to excite me to 5-stars, but I highly recommend it. A timeless book destined to become a classic.