The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman


Shelfie Score: 57%

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Publisher: A&C Black
Pages: 304

Synopsis:

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? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, 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 yea...

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Bill (Pappy) Drake

Murder, violence, treachery. And this book was marketed to kids. A macabre and whimsical story of a boy who escapes his apartment after his parents are brutally killed. He is pursued as he crawls his way into a locked graveyard nearby. The ghostly residents who form the grave community protects him and decides to adopt and raise him. We read of all the bizarre and loving relationships with many of his new spooky family and witness all his misadventures as he grows. Mr. Gaiman is a wonder at mixing the macabre with whimsy making this a delightfully fun read for any age.

   
   

Bookaxe Characteristics for The Graveyard Book

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas

Outlook:

Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic

Explicitness:

No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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