This one is a no brainer (as Kevin Bacon would say).
I enjoyed this book more than I can say. From the moment I picked it up, I was completely lost in this story. No book has gripped me this way since The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman has some serious, unrivalled storytelling talent. This one was a long time in the making apparently, and the result is sheer, unadulterated magic. I won’t be reviewing the book. For that, you can click here. All I will say is that I wish his publishers would stop bringing out special editions because a) I can’t afford them and b) they make my signed copy imported from the states seem less special edition-y!
Anyway, whatever country you’re in, whatever your cover might be…..here it is. My book of 2013. If you haven’t read it yet – do. You will not be sorry.