I listened to this on audio, performed by Neil Gaiman and I have to say that I enjoyed it more than I did when I tried reading it a few years ago. Perhaps it was the hype of the novel when it first came out, or perhaps it was because it was a fantasy novel which I wasn't a big fan of years ago, but today this audio got my attention.
I loved the relationships that evolved within this novel and I loved the innocence that the main character had. With the darkness that surrounded the novel, I was nervous at times for the main character as I thought his innocence slowed him down. His neighbors, who were they? I was so glad that they were there for him, they were his salvation, they were almost too good to be true and then the more that the story was revealed, I had to smile for everything was now falling into place. It was a wonderful story, I could listen to Gaiman read to me every day.