THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS was my latest excursion through the children's book work of fantasist Neil Gaiman.
Unfortunately, it's another book that did little for me. Not even Dave McKean's quirky art can keep this fairly uninteresting story about a girl who believes there are wolves in her walls from falling flat.
The basic idea is a pretty cool one, I must admit. I mean, if I heard wolves in my walls I would freak. And I could probably imagine a hundred ways this story could go. But after the original idea, Gaiman seems to mail the rest of the story in. It simply becomes boring and tired.
About the only thing it was good for was putting my daughter to sleep. Halfway through she was yawning and by the end she had rolled over and gone to sleep. I tiredly muttered the final few pages aloud and then joined her.