Peculiarity of Goodreads rating system; 4.14 at 100,000 reads suggests an excellent, awe-inducing work, in reality, some investigation on wikipedia reveals this is novelization of an already blockbuster television show. Hence, without the original Gaiman visuals, the book itself is actually fairly poorly written, lacking emotive depth or inducing any sympathy for characters. AFTER you have seen the Gaiman animations, then of course people are drawn to rate it 4 or 5.
Largely consists of "guy and a girl talking in a subway."
work is nothing without Neil gaiman movie.