This book was not what I was expecting. I was expecting more of an urban fantasy sort of thing, with someone from the modern world stepping into one filled with magic, or vice versa. I don't even know why I thought that's what this was. But anyway, it's not.
It's actually about people living in a little town on the other side of the wall from a gap between the "real world" and faerieland. And about two boys, one the father of the other, who go through that gap and change their lives forever. It's also about a fallen star who breaks her leg when she lands, brothers battling for a throne, and an evil crone who reminded me a lot of Mother Gothel from Tangled (2010).
I have to say this is not my favorite Neil Gaiman book so far. I didn't like it as well as The Ocean at the End of the Lane or Fortunately, the Milk, and I definitely didn't love it like I love The Graveyard Book. But it was a diverting read, and I polished it off in a single day.
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: R for two semi-explicit love scenes, quite a bit of bad language, some fairly gory bits of violence, and various mentions of bodily functions.
This is my 18th book read for #TheUnreadShelfProject2020.