Flip test: passed!
"There was nobody there. Which meant, of course, that somebody was there." -- Suzanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell. (Paraphrase)
That's the random quote that made me buy this book.
This isn't a book whose writing makes me jealous. No! Even better. It's a book whose writing probably makes those writers of whom I am jealous, jealous. I've read about 25 pages so far, and I keep thinking, "Neil Gaiman must be courteously eating his heart out." --He did one of the jacket blubs; I know he's read it.