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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Jan 19, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

First, a poorly devised Haiku Review:

Ghosts are fantasy
Carved deep from wishful thinking.
More real than the real.

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Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is new favourite of mine. The story is brisk, the writing whimsical, and the characters well-rendered. Gaiman's work here is a slow-build, with more and more pieces being gradually revealed through seemingly little-related chapters. The Graveyard book comprises a series of small stories about Bod Owen (orphan-by-murder) as he grows to his majority, that when coiled and concluded reveal a greater story, bittersweet and heartfelt.

Absolutely charming. I will read this again many times over the years.
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Edmund Davis-Quinn It's a lovely book.


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