Well. I adore Gaiman, will read or listen to nearly anything he's done, and in fact am still catching up on some of his smaller works and short stories. The version of this story that appeared in Smoke and Mirrors just seems more cohesive. In this graphic novel version, the story feels disjointed and scattered. The best thing about it is the art by Michael Zulli, and even that sometimes just feels like a series of circus drawings. I've had this little book on my Gaiman shelf for at least 2 years, and just got around to reading it this morning. I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed. **½ (never know whether to round those up or down, I so seldom get stuck on a ½*.) At least it was on sale.