Monday, October 20, 2008

Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Looking for a spooky read? You'll find it in the Graveyard. Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is a deliciously chilling, yet also quirky story. Nobody Owens escaped death by a hair's breadth as a baby, saved by the denizens of the nearby graveyard. He is raised by kindly if unconventional guardians who teach him the ways of their world. The graveyard has its own dangers & pitfalls that Nobody needs to learn to navigate as he grows older. His greatest peril, however, comes from the mysterious and deadly man Jack who never quite gave up the hope that he would be able to find and deal with Nobody. Neil Gaiman, (who also wrote Coraline, Stardust, & The Anansi Boys-to name a few of my favorites) is such an incredible storyteller. His worlds are an enthralling mixture of suspense, humor, and adventure that are filled with engaging characters. This particular adventure of Nobody Owens is good for 10 & up.