Friday, July 10, 2009

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Hear this tragic tale: a sleeping family, a talented murderer, and an adventurous toddler—orphaned, but not assassinated. Small and alone, by accident and luck he escapes the scene of the crime and climbs a grassy hill to safety. At the top of the hill the boy finds a fence, and on the other side, a dark, quiet place (from the publisher).
This is a rather good book that gives the whole ghost/ghoul/vampire/witch/hell hound/murderer theme a bit of a twist. The toddler that escapes the night his family is murdered, finds his way to a graveyard, and that is where he grows up. Needless to say, he is brought up in a slightly different way than most as he is adopted by the ghosts of the graveyard.
Rating - I give this 4/5 Not bad!

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Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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