I was inspired to post this upon seeing that The Graveyard Book, three years after publication, is back on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Although this isn’t my favorite work by Gaiman, it is a great book for first time readers of Gaiman. The book is relatively short and straightforward (relatively), but contains many of Gaiman’s trademarks, including the urban fantasy setting. Definitely worth a read, and just in time for Halloween.
This link will take you to a page embedded with videos of Gaiman himself performing a reading of the book. Enjoy!