Catching up on some reviews...
I have wanted to read this since seeing the movie, and it is one of the few Gaiman books I hadn't read. Interesting that I thought the movie made more of a spectacle from the story, but lost a little of the simplicity of the book.
The story is rather simple, but fun, and I was a little shocked at the PG-13 rating of some of the scenes (not offensive, but it made me realize this was certainly not intended to be a child's story.)
An easy read with a happy ending. A little icing for the stack of Gaiman novels.