My favorite is Silas, I totally love him I want him as my guardian too . Scarlett is my second favorite, she is reminding me of myself when I was a younger (I'm 20 now, but I can still count as young, right? )
"If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death."
I have to admit that I quite enjoyed the trio of ghouls, Lord Mayor, Fitzhugh and the Bishop, as well as their fellow, the Emperor of China, the 33rd President and the famous Victor Hugo.
Though I'm sure that the ghouls stole their names in the same way they robbed the bodies of the dead, it was equally amusing to think that the celebrated and powerful people of the world were destined to become horrific, shrunken undead cannibals after death but still possessed by their own sense of narcissistic self-importance.
I loved Liza Hempstock and her quiet watchfulness over Bod. There are some minor characters for whom I had great affection: Mother Slaughter, Mo Quilling, Abanazar Bolger, Caius Pompeius. I hope there will be a sequel and we'll be able to see the dark side of some of the characters we don't yet suspect. . . .
I've not finished the book yet (I'm about halfway through) but I love Liza Hempstock too.
I've just rediscovered Neil Gaiman and was reading The Graveyard Book on the train home yesterday. I live on an end-of-the-line station, where the trains just shuttle back and forth between my station and London (where I work). Anyway, last night I was so engrossed in the book that I didn't notice when the train stopped at my station, let everyone off and on, then pulled out and started going back to London. I was about 20 minutes into the return journey before I realised what was going on and had to leap off the train at the next stop!
I've re-read Good Omens and Neverwhere, I'm reading The Graveyard Book now and I have Coraline and American Gods lined up on my nightable waiting for me to get to them. Happy days!
my favorite character was Liza!!! i really enjoyed the fact that she was a bit mean but in the end truly cared about Nobody Owens. i liked that they shared a kiss at the end and Nobody didn't quite know was to do since he had never been kissed before :-)