Friday, October 17, 2008

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean
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-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family. . . . Listen to Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book here.

1 comment:

Megan Honig said...

...a rich, surprising, and sometimes disturbing tale of dreams, ghouls, murderers, trickery, and family.