Monday, January 19, 2009

Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Book: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Genre: JF Fantasy
Rating: A
For: Dewey's Books

I started reading Neil Gaiman's blog while he was writing this book. So it's been fun to watch it come to pass.

So anyway, after all the buzz about this book, I was anxious to get it and see what I thought. And what I think is that this one for sure deserves all the hype. It seemed to take me forever to read it because I guess I had a million distractions, but still, I loved the premise and the whole fun, magical feeling of the book.

For those that don't know, it's about a boy who is raised by ghosts in a English graveyard. He learns some of their magic and has many interesting adventures. But he has to stick to the graveyard because there is something sinister out there in the world that's after him.

To copy what I said over at Goodreads: It's got some magic, some bad guys, some monster-y things, a gazillion ghosts, a girl, a cool dude who I'm pretty sure I know what he was, (but I'm not saying,) a dead witch, and lots of creepy craziness, some of it that made me hold my breath just a little! Oh, and there's great pictures too! Read it!

This is my first book for the Dewey's Books Challenge. You can find her review HERE if the link is working that is. This is also get marked of as my first library book of the year for the Support Your Library Challenge. Also, it's going down as a YA for that challenge too! :)
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  1. Don't you just love when one title can fit under so many book challenges?

  2. That book sounds just as good as I thought it would. I have not read any Gaiman yet, but maybe this could be the first. I do want to see Coraline.

  3. J. Kaye: I wouldn't be doing it otherwise!

    Serena: I hope to see Coraline too. That's the only other Gaiman I've read. I really do need to try one of his "big people" books though.

  4. I hope you don't mind, but I read and wrote a review of this book, and I linked your review to it so others could see what you thought of it as well. If you'd like to check it out, it's at:



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