You know, this was just okay. I actually started reading it on Halloween and put it down, even though it was nearly finished. Just to get it out of the way, I finished it today.
It probably wasn't given the most fair of chances, being read on the heels of Dickens. For a ghost story, I didn't really feel the tension or the mood.
And honestly, I think the ancient Disney version does the story justice. Ichabod seemed a completely cartoonish character with his huge appetite for food and wealth - especially since he was broke, unattractive and a little self-involved.