Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book a young boy is adopted by the spirits who inhabit a local graveyard after his family is murdered by a sinister man called Jack. As the boy grows, his otherworldly family protects and nurtures him, teaching him all the things that the dead know and keeping him safe from the assassin who is still looking for him.

The book ran a range of emotion from deliciously spooky to the particular brand of quirky humor that I have come to expect from Neil Gaiman and reminded me of a blend of Kipling’s The Jungle Book and Peter Beagle’s A Fine and Private Place.

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I also found this video of Neil Gaiman and Stephen Colbert discussing the book.


About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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