“It felt like exactly what it turned out to be: a pilot. Apparently Gaiman and Reaves planned this book originally as a TV show, with the protagonist, Joey and his parallel team on adventures to different dimensions. I didn't learn this until I finished the book; its in the afterward. And yet, I'm not surprised. The book feels rushed and the plot slight. Worse still, entire chapters are seemingly devoted to describing the impossible, abstract worlds in detail, using excessively complex vocabulary in attempts to sound scientifically plausible. It makes what should've been a quick read into a bit of a pull.
Not that the book was bad. It was quite good. It's just that a lot of the good was surrounded by the fat of bad.”