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Book Review of The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Sometimes I think I like the author's notes before or after the novel itself. I may read the information before or after I read the book or both. Gaiman is concise and to the point. The story is very good - imaginative, creative and interesting. It begins rather dramatically with the murder of a family. The father, the mother, and the the daughter are killed but their son, just a toddler leaves the house to explore as wee ones do. The child wanders into a graveyard filled with ghosts who thwart the killer but don't know what to to do with him and the story unfolds from there as the child grows up in the graveyard. The story line flows smoothly and keeps one wondering where it will go next. This is an excellent read and I finished it in one day - well worth the effort. And, so were his remarks at the tale's end.