If Neil Gaiman has published a bad book, I haven’t read it yet. I really liked this one and I think my wife will, too. I also recently read Gaiman’s The Day I Traded My Dad For Two Goldfish to my children and we all enjoyed it.
When I was in high school I met Gaiman at a signing at a comic book store. I asked him what the (then not yet published) Sandman story The Kindly Ones would be about and he said, “That’s the nasty one.” He signed my copy of Good Omens, “To Mike — have a NICE doomsday.” I still remember how big he smiled, and how warm and friendly he was, and how it somehow surprised me that the author of Sandman would be that way.