Hey, the Newbery Medal winner…

… is Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Will you look at that? I’m surprised and delighted, and apparently so is he. You can read my review of it here, but honestly I just recommend you go out and buy it. It’s a lovely spooky good read. Congratulations, Mr. Gaiman; now don’t stop.

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7 Responses to Hey, the Newbery Medal winner…

  1. carolyn says:

    Yay! I’m so looking forward to reading it. I’m re-reading the Kipling’s Jungle Books right now as an appetizer.

  2. Kristen M. says:

    I’ve been putting off reading the book (even though I own it) because of other review books and such. After the win today, I grabbed it and started it this afternoon. I’m through Chapter 1 and I’m in love! I’ll have a review up soon, I’m sure.

  3. Brandon says:

    Jenny–

    This is off-topic, but I noticed that you have “On Chesil Beach” on your to-be-read list. Might I suggest you move that to the top? I read it a few days ago and it’s brilliant. You’re in for a treat.

  4. Jenny says:

    Carolyn — Let me know what you think! I’m sure you’ll love it.

    Kristen — I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I can’t wait to read your review!

    Brandon — Thank you so much for the recommendation. I like some of McEwan and not others, so having your word (and Teresa’s, who wrote a good review of this book last month) makes a difference.

  5. carolyn says:

    I second Brandon’s motion. I loved On Chesil Beach; however, I think it’s less accessible than some of McEwan’s others.

  6. Jenny says:

    Carolyn — To be honest, I don’t mind inaccessible as long as it’s not boring. My favorite of his is Amsterdam, which is about the length of On Chesil Beach, and it’s an absolute gem of prose, every word necessary. Other novels of his I’ve read, I lost the thread. So we’ll see!

  7. Nymeth says:

    I was so excited with the news! He so deserves it :)

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