Sunday, November 24, 2013

Review : The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
Harper Collins
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 . . .

My Review: What can I say about this book. It was ..... amazing, wonderful, shocking, surprising. This book has it all. I was a little shocked at the description of the murders at the start of the book, but it worked and gave the story the suspense that made me continue to read. I could not put down this book. I wanted to know what happened faster than I could read it.
    This is the first book I have read by Neil Gaiman and I was blown away. The authors descriptive writing drew me in and I felt like I was in the graveyard too. I look forward to discovering the other worlds and adventures Mr. Gaiman has in store for me. I usually give book away or donate them but this has a permanent place on my shelf.

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