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Lark posted 8/1/2014 17:11 PM

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.

cmego posted 8/1/2014 18:38 PM

I read this book last year sometime...and it really affected me too. Such a...different book. Few books stay with me, but this one did!!

nowiknow23 posted 8/1/2014 20:48 PM

My sister lent me this book last year, and then hounded me for months until I read it. It stuck with me, too.

Elpis posted 8/22/2014 02:19 AM

I enjoyed this book however, after reading "Song of Fire and Ice" (Game of Thrones) I felt read as a chapter not a novel.

Gaiman originally intended this to be a short story. IMO, his original intention was correct.

Great read. Short. Nice distraction. Recommend.

dreamlife posted 8/22/2014 15:08 PM

Oh, just the title alone...now I am gonna have to read it!

traicionada posted 8/23/2014 09:41 AM

I listened to the audio version read by the author

Lark posted 8/28/2014 16:52 PM

after reading "Song of Fire and Ice" (Game of Thrones) I felt read as a chapter not a novel.

yes it's definitely short, especially if you've read Martin!

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