It is quiet a task trying to summarise this book. So what I will say is how well the plot was constructed bringing together all the various strands in the one geographical location and how the oarallel worlds managed to collide just at the right moments.
What keeps you reading this story, which verges on the bizarre on occasion, is the humour and the confidence. You know that Gaiman must have enjoyed bringing this all together and making the story of spoiders, gods and long lost brothers work out to its conclusion.
There are momebts that have you smiling and others that are disturbing and worthy of a scene from a horror flick. But overall it is with a sense of well being you turn the final page and conclude this fantastical tale. In its role as the first Gaiman I have read it ceetainly wikll act as a spur to encourage me to try more of his work.
A reviuew will follow soon...