Another strike-out with Mr. Gaiman. So disappointing as I feel I should love his stuff. At least I finished this one - unlike American Gods which didn't work for me on any level. There were things I liked - the concept, some of the characterization. But the overall story and world-building didn't come together for me. I suppose Mr. Gaiman and I just aren't meant to be. I'm sure it's my loss and he'll be quite fine without me!