Nobody Owens: what a fantastic name. His creator infuses his character with all the promise the name holds. Bod, as a nickname, is equally clever. This book is my first experience with the writing of Neil Gaiman, though I have seen Coraline and found it enchanting. The story of Bod Owens, I believe, would also make for wonderful cinema if done properly. Though a bit dark, this riveting fairy tale is full of surprises. It begins in murder, and ends...well you just have to read it to believe it. I highly recommend this tale for readers both young and old. I gave it my highest Goodreads accolade: five out of five stars, and a review besides.