Here’s some breaking news regarding Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard book. Will the Awards committee take away his award? Can the Newbery Award afford more criticism and bad press? (Thanks to SJ Kessel for the link to this news.)
I’m interested because I began the book a couple of days ago and, as has so far been the case with me and Mr. Gaiman, I find myself uninterested. I can’t understand what the attraction is. I admit, I’m down on dark to begin with. And I can see that he has a sort of interesting, storyteller voice about him. But I find his stories, the three I’ve read so far, to be boring. I care nothing for his characters.
Any of you Gaiman fans have characters you love? What is it about his books that draws you in?
And on a brighter note, here is a great thing from A Fuse #8 Production. Her readers picked their top 100 picture books. And she’s blogging about them all. A lot of work and a great resource for those of you looking for picture books.