I’ve spoken about the genius that is Neil Gaiman a couple of times before on this blog. And the latest book I’ve read by him, The Graveyard Book, is no exception. It’s a book for young adults, but it’s definitely got that Neil Gaiman flare so that any of his fans can enjoy it.
The Graveyard Book is all about Nobody Owens, a boy who’s family was killed when he was a baby and who was adopted by the inhabitants of the graveyard he crawls into. The characters throughout this book are very interesting and given fun backstories, usually summed up in their epitaphs.
This book is a lot of fun for featuring something seemingly dark. As I said, the characters are all fun (except for the murderer one), they’re all written well, and the artwork inside the book is both stunning and slightly terrifying at times. As you read, you watch Bod (short for Nobody) grow up and try to understand the worlds he’s living in.
This was a fun read, but I found by the end of it that I wasn’t ready for it to be over. There was so much more I wanted to know about these characters. I wanted more with them, more in this graveyard.
As I said, this book is more for young adults, but any fan of his can and will enjoy this book. It’s available at any bookstore and online. Definitely worth a read.
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