Title- Fortunately... the milk.
Author- Neil Gaiman.
Publish date- September 2013.
What I thought:
This is such an unbelieveably strange book, full of the incredible creativity that comes from Chris Riddell's wonderous illustration and Neil Gaiman's ever expanding creative genius, but whislt I felt enlivened by my reading experience, I also felt like it was just a little too much.
There were Wumpires, talking-inventor-dinosaurs, time travel, aliens who wanted to re-decorate earth (in a way that felt like a nod to The Hitchhikers Guide) and Pirates, and that would only be the beginning; so much crammed into such a short space, it felt like so much was trying to be squeezed in, and it made the story not so brilliant as it could have been, for me, at least.
There were a lot of things I did really like about this book, though, including:
Chris Riddell being the incredible illustrator that he is, taking the book to a whole new level with his art.
Neil Gaiman being called a Ridiculously Bestselling Author on the cover.
The Formatting of the words, art, ect.- there were two pages, when the characters were in pitch darkness, that were black with white text. That I loved.
The jungle gods and how time travel was incorperated into that storyline most amusingly.
The wumpire who had a quiff.
The brightly coloured ponies.
I decree that, while I didn't have an incredible time reading it by myself, I will very much enjoy reading it, with voices and inflections, to my niece- I think it's the perfect book for such a time.
Thank you to Bloomsbury for this review copy!