The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Illustrated by Chris Riddell (This piece of information is so very important because he’s only like one of the greatest illustrators out there)
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, London, Oxford, New York, New Delhi and Sydney
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Children’s literature, Paranormal
Rating: Am I allowed to go above 5 stars here?!
Post Book Thoughts: I currently cannot think of a thought worthy of this book so leave me alone.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts.
There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod’s family.
A deliciously dark masterwork by bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by award-winning Chris Riddell.
As with all Neil Gaiman stories this one transports you, it takes you to a place that’s anywhere but where you are sitting down with your book. (Unless you decide to read this in a graveyard, that might be a bit strange but like who am I to judge your choices)
This book was such an adventure though! And who doesn’t like an adventure, even if it’s just your little mind packing its bags and traipsing on new and undiscovered mind roads.
That is the beauty of good writing and this book is a definite example of good writing. Yes this book is more of a children’s fairy tale but quite frankly I do not care. I think it’s healthy for us seriously adulting adults to delve into a little child like magic and fantasy once in a while.
Lets out the crazy in us a little bit you know.
I’m going to stop here and not give away anything about the actual story in this book, I mean you already have the blurb! It is just one of those stories you absolutely, positively have to read and discover for yourself.
You won’t be disappointed I promise
shoves book in your face
Please go enjoy!