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 best-selling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
Music arrangement of "Danse Macabre" copyright 2008 by Béla Fleck and Ben Sollee, Fleck Music (BMI), admin. by Bug Music.
©2008 Neil Gaiman; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
I loved this book and wish it was 10 times longer. The imagery that Mr Gaiman puts out is as entertaining as the actual storyline. I felt like I was right there sitting on a gravestone watching everything go by.
If you are looking for American Gods revisited, this is not it. If you are looking for a good YA story, this is a good option.
It's a turnabout novel -- instead of ghosts haunting the living. The living is "haunting" the graveyard. But all the demons and ghosts are simply a backdrop to a coming of age story.
And, BTW, the author does a nice job of narrating.
A touching, charming tale of death and life, full of wit and magic. The plot is worn and familiar, but Gaiman's attention to detail in his prose, as well as his beautiful reading, make the story as comfortable as a blanket on a chilly evening.
It was an OK, entertaining story but not the great read everyone else is raving about. Middle of the pack at best.
Neil Gaiman at his masterful best - both as author and narrator.
May be a little intense for children under 12, but enjoyable for anyone over that age. Themes of love, redemption, courage, and loyalty.
As author and narrator, Mr. Gaiman does an outstanding job. This is the second book of his that I have listened to and he has become one of my favorite authors.
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