I picked this up at the airport after our vacation ended. I had started to read Not Just Friends on the plane and the reality of what we were returning to hit me so I wanted an escape book.
I'd never heard of it. I do like Gaiman's work but wouldn't consider myself an avid fan. It caught my eye in the bookstore and I picked it up.
I made it to page 110 before we got home.
I finished it about a week ago.
Although I think things happen for a reason or a lesson can be found from everything, It isnt' too often in my life that I can identify a moment where I'm like "I was called to that." Upon finishing this book, though, I knew I had been called to it at this point in my life and was led to pick up that book amongst all the hundreds of others.
It had a hard trigger moment. And the entire book left me a bit shaken - but I feel I was meant to read it, and even moreso I was meant to give it to my husband.