I have never read a Neil Gaiman novel before The Graveyard Book. This makes me sad.
It’s a really easy read. Designed for children. OK, that’s probably why I liked it. You know…because I’m just a kid.
Nobody Owens has his family wiped out when he’s just a teeny tiny baby, but he toddles away before the killer makes it to his room. In fact he toddles all the way into a graveyard. There he is adopted by the resident ghosts. It’s a fascinating story of how Bod, a living boy, is raised by the dead.
The idea is amazing, the imagery is sublime and the story is fantastic. I know I’ve already used that adjective, but hey…it’s good one.
This is a really great read. Enjoy!