Neil Gaiman is a tricky one for me. I love his stories and ideas, but I'm not an actual fan of his prose...in fact I was only able to finish reading Coraline after I saw and enjoyed the movie. His comic work, for the most part, is where he excels (I thought Eternals was disjointed, but I'm sure part of that was reading it in monthly installments that were anything but monthly). He tells great stories, but his prose is just ... difficult. To me.
After seeing/reading Coraline, rewatching Stardust, and reading that Neil Jordan was going to adapt his latest novel The Graveyard Book as a feature film, I was sort of jonesing to give him another try. The fact that Graveyard won the Newberry award helped.
I ordered it on Amazon, it arrived promptly, and after reading 15 pages last night, I started to ajust to his writing. It was almost like letting your eyes adjust to a darkened room, I got used to it, and started to love it, and read a bit more.
I'm not going to recommend you go out and buy the book now, but if you, like me, had Gaiman-prose phobia, know that this is a mountain you can tackle.
Also, been working a lot yadda, yadda, yadda. No complaints. Little Matilda fully adjusted.