The Graveyard Book
By: Neil Gaiman
It takes a graveyard to raise a child.
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy: an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jackâ€”who has already killed Bod’s family.
This book has pretty much been in my radar since I first heard that it was being released a few years ago. I’ve already read a few of Gaiman’s books and it’s always guaranteed to be interesting and unique. For some reason it took over two years before this book came out in the small, $9 paperback, and when it did it took a bit longer before I got around to picking it up. But I finally have and here we are. Some Spoilers Ahead!