My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.
I'm not a fan of Neil Gaiman, but a coworker recommended this one and I needed something like it to complete my summer reading bingo card.
Sometimes it seems like Gaiman is going for a myth-y, grand stately feeling with his writing. Other times the writing is very casual. In the long run I didn't mind these swings because the stories are good (and often very funny), and I learned a lot about Norse mythology.