Saturday, June 19, 2010

Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own."
Neil Gaiman sits very high up on the list of my very favorite authors. Like a modern day Beethoven, he writes complex but surprisingly simple lyrical masterpieces that flow from the pages through to your mind like a speeding locomotive. This wonderful little treat is the same and was exactly what I was looking for when I finished it. Bod will definitely go down in the history of my written friends as one of the greats. I don't know how someone can make life growing up in a graveyard sound even remotely appealing, but I find myself envying Nobody Owens without any reproach. I don't want to give any other details away because the story is perfect in every way and I fear anything else other than, "It's freakin' great. Go buy a copy and revel in it!" will only diminish the book for someone else. Besides form your own opinion that is why you have a brain, right? The only other thing that I would like to say about this is that I truly hope that it makes it's way to the picture studios. I loved, loved, loved Coraline and this (If N. Gaiman has any say in it) will be, no doubt... awesome.

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