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