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GraveyardBookFormat: eBook
Pub. Date: 9/30/2008
Publisher: HarperCollins
Type: Fiction, Fantasy ~ Library Book
Pages: 312
Read: 07/04/2013
Rating: Liked it ♥♡

This is a delightful story, it starts with a murder but if you think about it, a lot of fairy tales are filled with murder and child abuse and other nasty things. The main characters of this story are a baby who wanders into a graveyard, the inhabitants of the graveyard (ghosts), Silas (who is not of the living or the dead but has ‘rights’ to the graveyard) and a man named Jack. The baby is named Nobody, he is called Bod by his friends. He is a normal boy, subject to a normal boy’s desires, he is educated by the ghosts and Silas takes care of his needs. He is safe in the graveyard, outside is the man Jack who still searches for him.

Neil Gaiman is a masterful storyteller, after I read this I listened to “The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection”, it is a collection of short stories read by Mr. Gaiman and includes an interview with him by his daughter. As they say, it was short and sweet. Back to the Graveyard, Mr. Gaiman weaves a story with his words, he keeps Bod a real boy who although obedient is also curious and sometimes misbehaves. He is also smart and learns his lessons. I can’t say what they are because that would be spoilers.

The synopsis of this book on GoodReads calls The Graveyard Book ‘a luminous new novel’ ‘sure to enthrall readers of all ages’, I have to admit I agree with those statements.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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