Things have been busy, and I haven't done much blogging lately.
I just finished Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book." It's fun, well done, and I like it a lot--but I'm a bit surprised that it's been awarded a Newbery Medal because the opening scene starts in a murderer's point-of-view and he's just killed the protagonist's family. The character reminds me of the thugs in "Neverwhere," Croup and Vandemar.
Anyway, despite the sharp knife in the opening, the book is fairly bloodless. I'm trying to decide how old one should be to read it.