The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman {52 Books in a Year}

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman {52 Books in a Year}

About 6 months ago I did a little survey to find out which features people liked the most on my blog.  Even though at the time it had already been a while since I had done one, many people mentioned that they missed my book reviews.  I love to read and I try to always have a book in hand.  My goal for 2012 is to read 52 books.  1 per week!

I have ready 17 book so far so I am right on track to meet my goal and I have decided to bring back my book review feature.  I will be catching you up with the 17 books I have completed so far and will be adding new ones as I go.  I have also added the Goodreads widget to the sidebar so you can keep up with my progress.  If you are a Goodreads member I would love for you to send me a friend request!  You can find my Goodreads profile here.

Happy Reading!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Book Overview found on

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . .

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

My Thoughts…
The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book begins with the brutal murder of a toddlers entire family. Somehow spared from the tragedy he manages to wander through the dark streets to a nearby graveyard where he is taken in and ultimately raised by ghosts. YES, ghosts.

The story has elements of fantasy and suprise and truely sounds like a fantastical tale that only a small boy could invent. There are parts of the story that are endearingly sweet and parts of the story that are utterly non-sensical.

I enjoyed the childish yet macabre nature of the story but found myself struggling to get beyond parts that were undeveloped and confusing.

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2 thoughts on “The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman {52 Books in a Year}

  1. Ooh I really liked The Night Strangers and Frankenstein of cousre. A few of the others are on my reading list, and will hopefully get to soon. Awesome list :-)Tanya Patrice

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