Monday, January 19, 2009

The Graveyard Book

Nobody Owens is growing up in a graveyard, cared for by the dead. In Neil Gaiman's novel "The Graveyard Book" (Bloomsbury, 2008) you get the killings of Nobody's family, a very old secret brotherhood, ghosts, ghouls, an ice cold killer (and some stupid ones) and a boy who can live among the dead, and walk among the living (almost) without being noticed. The incredible thing is, I believe it as I read. Neil Gaiman's a great author for sure, and Chris Riddell's illustrations are beautiful too.
The book is written for adolescents I guess, but so what?

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