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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.


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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