The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

A baby wanders into a graveyard and winds up being raised by the ghosts within who seek to protect him from dangers much scarier than the dead.  I was extremely unhappy with the last Gaiman work I read so I was glad to have him redeemed with this fun tail filled with mystery, intrigue, and pathos. It does borrow too heavily and not super successfully from Lovecraft and the World of Darkness, although I can let it slide as I could hardly put it down.