The Graveyard Book doc ½ Hardcover read ✓ mbjuk

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The Graveyard Book doc ½ Hardcover read ✓ mbjuk ´ Nobody Owens known to his friends as Bod is a perfectly normal boy Well he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard being raised and educated by ghosts with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the deadThNor the world of the deadThere are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer; a gravestone entrance to a desert that leads to the city of ghouls; friendship with a witch and so much But it It takes a graveyard to raise a child This is a summary of this magical sweet and imaginative story for children which in a good tradition of the Brothers Grimm started with a triple homicide “There was a hand in the darkness and it held a knife” Neil Gaiman does not waste time with unicorns and princesses and butterflies which are often considered acceptable for children He kicks off his book with the brutal murders of a child's entire family written in a chilling tone that made me uickly turn all the lights on in my bedroom Nobody Owens named so because he looks like nobody but himself or simply Bod is the sole survivor of the aforementioned triple homicide who is in The Jungle Book style promptly adopted by a sweet ghost couple in the graveyard inhabited by an afterlife community He even gets a vampire as his guardian and mentor “There were people you could hug and then there was Silas” Given the Privilege of the Graveyard and taught how to Fade into the background Bod spends his entire childhood playing among graves learning his letters from the gravestones running into trouble with some ghouls being tutored by a werewolf with a taste for Eastern European food dancing with Death and making friends with the ghost of a young witch burned at stake He does crave human company though and in addition to becoming an imaginary friend of a little girl also does a brief stint as a non so ordinary student at a school All this while the evil that tried to murder him in the first place is still searching for himNeil Gaiman has a real knack for the imaginative combination of sweet and creepy elements together with the bittersweet ending creating a uniue and unforgettable story which appeals both to children and adults Told via a succession of interludes from Bod's unusual life the story could have been overly sugary or overly morbid but Gaiman easily avoids either extreme This story has just the right mix of sweetness whimsy sadness suspense and adventures to keep the reader captivated throughout Bod said 'I want to see life I want to hold it in my hands I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island I want to play football with people I want' he said and then he paused and he thought 'I want everything' Seeing the world depicted through the eyes of a uiet graveyard raised but very human boy colors the story with almost Bradbury esue feeling of nostalgia for the fleeting magic of childhood We see the inevitable process of growing up finding one's self and letting go of the comforts of childhood home written poignantly and sweetly and yet without overkill “You're alive Bod That means you have infinite potential You can do anything make anything dream anything If you can change the world the world will change Potential Once you're dead it's gone Over You've made what you've made dreamed your dream written your name You may be buried here you may even walk But that potential is finished” Bod is a great character for a children's story He is smart and resourceful uiet and observant loyal and brave somewhat mischievous and ultimately very life like His demeanor reminds me of my awesome younger brother actually Watching him grow up from a sweet child into what seems to be an actual good adult is a pleasure “You're brave You are the bravest person I know and you are my friend I don't care if you are imaginary” This story even though wonderfully complete still reads almost like a tease at times Gaiman gives us a delightful and lyrical glimpse into the world which I would love to get to know better He creates such rich captivating characters that even after the book is over I am left longing for I would love to read a whole another book dedicated to Silas or Miss Lupescu or Lizzy the witch Mr Gaiman if you ever run out of other book ideas just sayin' 5 stars and a well earned spot on my for my future hypothetical daughter reading shelf There was a smile dancing on his lips although it was a wary smile for the world is a bigger place than a little graveyard on a hill; and there would be dangers in it and mysteries new friends to make old friends to rediscover mistakes to be made and many paths to be walked before he would finally return to the graveyard or ride with the Lady on the broad back of her great grey stallion But between now and then there was Life; and Bod walked into it with his eyes and his heart wide open

Neil Gaiman ☆ The Graveyard Book ebook

Is in the land of the living that real danger lurks for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod's familyA deliciously dark masterwork by bestselling author Neil Gaiman with illustrations by award winning Dave McKean I just don't think Neil Gaiman can write something I won't enjoy His worlds are so rich and visceral his characters so uniue and loveable I loved this story loved Bod with all my heart and was proud of him as he grew up I listened to this audiobook narrated by Neil Gaiman and it was top notch Can't wait for my next

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The Graveyard BookNobody Owens known to his friends as Bod is a perfectly normal boy Well he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard being raised and educated by ghosts with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living I read this to Celyn but the 5 are from both of us I think I probably enjoyed it than she did in factIt's a fine book I can see why it's done so well The story is well structured the brutal opening providing an orphan a mystery and an ongoing threat Thereafter the book slowly cycles back around to its beginning and in the mean time raises our young Bod euipping him with the skills to deal with his problemBod's life in the graveyard is very interesting with him learning various bits of magic and magical lore from the dead With hundreds of ghosts spanning several thousand years there's all manner of opportunity for interest and I enjoyed Bod's interactions with themWe watch Bod grow up be educated and make ventures into the living world The whole thing crept up on me I was gently entertained throughout but by the end I found myself really caring about the storyThe end was really uite emotional in that Toy Story III sort of 'leaving the nest' way that punches parents in the gut I think Celyn got a bit irritated as I kept pausing to gather myself to read the next lineAnyway A curious and highly entertaining book thick with inventiveness and written with deceptive skill Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes