The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautiful story from the ever-brilliant Neil Gaiman.

The more I read from Gaiman the more in love I’m falling! He has such a captivating and wonderful writing style I just can’t get enough!

– We follow the story of young Nobody Owens, or ‘Bod’ for short. After the horrific murder of his family Bod wanders into a Graveyard and the supernatural spirits that live within the graveyard decide to take him in. Growing up inside the gates of the graveyard Bod learns many useful things that will assist in his protection as he grows older. By accepting Bod into the graveyard the spirits grant him various powers and abilities that allow him to speak with the ghosts and move about unseen by humans. One day Bod stumbles across and young girl and a strong bond begins to form. Years go by in relative peace but when Bod discovers that the murderer of his family is still out to get him he worries for the safety of his friends. The spirits of the graveyard endeavour to protect him at all costs…but will they succeed?

– As with all of the Gaiman books I have read, the story is interwoven with a dark yet comedic element – I absolutely love this aspect of Gaiman’s writing. The characters are really engaging and I was totally sucked into the story! All through the book I was imagining how cool it would be to grow up in a graveyard being able to speak to all the ghosts of centuries gone by!

– Brilliantly paced and I couldn’t stop thinking about it, even now I think I will definitely be rereading this one sometime soon! I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Gaiman or even anyone who just loves a good comedic and eerie read!

– 4 out of 5 stars from me!

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