Neil Gaiman writes things that feel like fairy tales and are a little strange, and a lot compelling. This book is usual Gaiman with a sort of wandering plot that is 100 percent atmospheric. On Keertana's advice I listened to the book on audio. Gaiman's narration is fabulous. I first fell in love with Gaiman after reading The Graveyard Book. Lettie Hempstock is a fixture in this book. She and her strange family living in a farm house at the end of the lane are richly drawn and mysterious. The picture he paints of their farmhouse and of Old Mrs. Hempstock and Mrs. Hempstock are so vidi that you feel like you are right there hanging out with him. There's not much else to say. Reading Gaiman is like eating a decadent dessert: you want to savor every bite.