The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)

The Graveyard Book

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place— he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their timely ghostly teachings— like the ability to Fade.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren’t really one thing or the other.

To be honest, I wasn’t really interested with this book the first time I read it. It didn’t pull me in immediately with the first couple of chapters. That is actually where I stopped around May last year and only began to reread and finally finish it last week. When I got past the first few chapters, that’s where things got a lot more interesting. There were bits that was a little confusing for me though, which made me go back a few pages, but am chalking it up to the fact that I read the book after a long day of work.

All in all, The Graveyard Book it was a good read— not Gaiman’s best, but still entertaining. I still like Coraline more though.

Rating: 4 of 5 stars [?]

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