Alex H H itibaren Ayalakab, Dagestan Republits, Rusya, 368313
Humboldt's Gift was a very good, if dense, novel. It was particularly interesting knowing that he pretty much taught Philip Roth how to write novels; you can see what Roth picked up from him, and what Roth added (or, as one curmudgeon I know pointed out, subtracted). The philosophical passages bogged me down at times, but that may have been more my fault than the author's.
Very different style and organization, but consequently hard to follow.
As a local history librarian doing a lot of work in and about the cemetery lately, there is a special soft spot in my heart for The Graveyard Book. While I'm not usually into audiobooks, I very much enjoyed Neil Gaiman's performance. The story felt a bit disjointed. I'm not sure if that's that's me being distracted listening and driving or if that's Gaiman's storytelling. Still, definitely worth a listen (or a read).