I've been meaning to read this book for years, in 2020 I finally got round to reading it! I'm just catching up now with writing up book reviews on the books I read in 2020 including this one.
I didn't know what to expect wit the book, I only had it on my to read list as people often refer to it and to the character the illustrated man so it had be intrigued. I was surprised to find that the layout of the book was actually a collection of short stories that sort of all linked to the original story itself of the illustrated man. It's hard to explain without giving away too much but essentially you are drawn into the story of the illustrated man which then takes you off into short stories of which I'm lead to believe are stories happening on the skin of the man himself, through his illustrations / tattoos. This is how I've interpreted the book anyway.
I enjoyed the read and i would highly recommend it as something to put on your 'to read' list if you enjoy short stories.