I read this a LONG time ago. Like, I think I bought it in an airport bookstore on our honeymoon in London in 2000, and I didn’t like it. I wasn’t ready for Terry Pratchett, and it was my first experience with Neil Gaiman. This time I was totally ready, reaching for it with both hands and a foot (the other foot was preventing a crawling Jack from reaching for the trash can), and I read as quickly as I could in an era where I’ve lost my free time. Ridiculous, absurd, and funny. I am ready for the TV show.