Review: The Graveyard Book4:39:00 AM
Author: Neil Gaiman
Published: September 2008
327 pages (paperback)
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 . . .
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
It's nice to experience the life of Bod-- a life where you get to live in a graveyard (which is cool, by the way), can talk to the dead, can do Fade, can enter in someone's dream and all the perks of the life of Nobody Owens.
This book is very interesting to read whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, you are going to enjoy this book. Neil Gaiman can create a fascinating characters. I have a certain attachment to the character of Silas. He really is awesome and I would like to meet someone like him.
The only thing that I don't like is the climax of the book. It's predictable but I guess that's the thing about books like this since this is intended for the young readers. If you want a plot that is not so complex then this book is for you. Before I'll give my rating, here's one of my favorite line from the book ..
“Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say that they're scared for the fear to become real."