The Graveyard Book
An original adventure story about a boy raised by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres of a local graveyard. From the inimitable, bestselling author Neil Gaiman. When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in... show more
An original adventure story about a boy raised by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres of a local graveyard. From the inimitable, bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard?
Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.
A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?
Publish date: 2009-09-05
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Nobody Owens is adorable, even when he’s being a brat. The characters that Gaiman surrounds him with are fun to read and each is uniquely individual, from the inhabitants of the graveyard, to the ghouls who kidnap him, to the members of the Jack society. And of course, his friend Scarlett. Even bett...
Finished! It's late here so I can't really write a review as I would like. It was a very interesting and unique book. My son was happy I finished. It was fun talking to him about it. I used this for my YA Horror square!
Right on the heels of the shit show that was Zero Day, I picked up The Graveyard Book. For several days, I've been seeing this go across my feed with friends really enjoying it, so I had high hopes. Every hope I had was satisfied. Nobody Owens - Bod - was a charming subject for a book, and the d...
My Second Square for Halloween Bingo! The Graveyard Book has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while now, and the Graveyard Square gave me a perfect opportunity to read it! I'm sure this will be a popular read for Bingo, but I'm glad I finally got to it, I absolutely loved it. A silent and myst...