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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Nov 01, 10

bookshelves: audio, librarybook, re-read
Read from October 26 to November 01, 2010

Audiobook read by the author, who is better than a few of the professional actors I've heard. A great way to read this book. It benefits from the reread, when I already know who Silas and Ms Lepescu and the Lady on the Grey and the Jacks are. I can see the setups coming more clearly and appreciate the structure of the book (although some of the foreshadowing is on the obvious side). His views about the importance of being alive, of experiencing failure as well as success and getting out there and living, not on a desert isle but among the other living humans, is amazing in a story about the dead. (And reading the climax on Halloween was not as scary as I thought it would be). I still get tears in my eyes at the end. Gaiman is very good at endings for all his chapters.
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