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Fun and interesting, light reading, kids in particular will like it, but feels as if it's only half a book. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Lady Nijo
The Graveyard Book follows the life and adventures of Nobody Owens, a baby raised by ghosts. Like a lot of Gaiman's work, it mixes dark comedy with some truly creepy scenes. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Maria A Guglielmo
Love this book. I am and adult, but my going into 4th grade kiddo read it and loved it. It is rich literature, filled with so much life and deacription. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Rhiannon
Everything Gaiman writes is magic but I especially liked this tale.Published 6 days ago by Valerie Urso
A beautiful tale in a unique setting. The writing is charming, the characters are memorable, and the plot is simple, yet endearing.Published 6 days ago by Paul Reed
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|This is a juvenile fiction book - FYI.||
Actually if you look at the recommanded age group for the book, you could've deducted it. And it's quite dark for a children's novel. I just finished reading an advance copy of the book and it's completely amazing, like everything else gaiman writes. I couldn't put it down.
Sep 23, 2008 by Sebastien Pharand | See all 6 posts
|The Graveyard Book||
The initial chapter is really scary, but then, Harry Potter gets quite dark. My overall feeling is that The Graveyard Book is fantastic--you might want to tell Abigail about how the book was inspired by The Jungle Book. She can think of the killer as Shere Khan! There are ghouls and other creepy... Read More
Oct 29, 2008 by Kate Coombs | See all 2 posts
|Is Neil doing the voice work for this?||
I agree ... I can't imagine anyone else performing his work. So ... good news! According to the HarperCollins Web site, Mr. Gaiman does indeed read this audiobook.
Oct 3, 2008 by Robert J. Massey | See all 2 posts
|The Graveyard Book -- Enlighten me please||
For your first question, it's explained on pages 270-271. Basically, there was a prophecy that said a child who walked the borderland between life and death would be the end of their order if he grew to adulthood. So, Bod was the target. His family was just 'collateral damage', I guess you could... Read More
Mar 11, 2009 by T. A. Kleinhans | See all 10 posts
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