The Graveyard Book
“Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is over.”
When he heard noise in the house, the baby woke up and decided to go out. An act that would save his life and bring him to the most eerie yet safest place for him. The old graveyard on the hill.
Watch Nobody Owens grow up, walk in the world of the dead and mythical creatures, go to school, argue with his adoptive ghost parents and mysterious guardian, and dread the day the man Jack comes to finish his task…
Neil Gaiman knows how to tell a story, anyone who read any of his works would say the same. This book is no exception. Every chapter is written like a short story, each developing an aspect of the story, be it character or surroundings, everything coming together neatly at the end. But I think that what got me the most is how true everything is. Chidhood, feelings, even the everyday life of a graveyard. I don’t want to dwell on it too much because I would loathe to spoil anything, should you read it later.
Damn, the English know how to write children’s fiction.