Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman

Genre: Middle Grade, YA, Paranormal & Fantasy

Published Date: September 30, 2008 by HaperCollins

Format: Hardback

Source: Library



After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . . 

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

My Thoughts

Wow wow just wow I don't know why it took me so long to read a Neil Gaiman book. I have no idea where I was in my life because I absolutely loved and enjoyed this book so much. That I don't think I can really express my feeling for this amazing book. Now now I have heard about Mr Gaiman books a couple of years ago. I actually heard about his books when I first saw previews of the movie Caroline and that it was base of a book. When I first saw the previews of Caroline I thought the movie look utterly fantastic. But I didn't want too watch the movie because I really wanted to read the book first a couple of years ago. Now fast forward to present day. I decided to take the plunge and read one of his highly hype books The Graveyard Book a chance. And Job Man Ohh Man what a uniquely amazing book this was for me. I found the plot and characters very intriguing and the world of the graveyard hauntly magical. That it was really quite refreshing read for me. I absolutely loved reading about Nobody "Bod" Owens adventures in the graveyard. I highly do recommend The Graveyard Yard book too all my friends. That I most definitely will continue reading more books by Neil Gaiman. Until Next Time My Friends! 

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About The Author

Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton. A self-described "feral child who was raised in libraries," Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading: "I wouldn't be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: they taught me about interlibrary loans."

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