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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Mar 15, 12

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

Gaiman's imagination! It is so wild! I love graveyards for the histories they suggest - what is hidden, what can be uncovered, what lurks below and above ground? This book poses those questions; its answers and characters are brilliant!

I loved Gaiman's ghouls who are popular historical figures such as "the 33rd President of the United States", who is Harry Truman, and "the famous writer Victor Hugo", who is himself, are an absolute pleasure. I didn't want this novel to end; thank my lucky stars that I moved along to Pullman; otherwise, withdrawl from amazing fiction reading would have set in! A hazardous condition!

This is a five star book that gets a four because Gaiman's prose irks me. It always takes me a minute - or a good twenty pages - to work through his language, which I find somewhat clumsy. That said, pick this one up... and don't put it down lest the ghouls grab you!

Update from a second reading in March 2012: Love this book all the more the second time around.
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