Stealing Our Spectral Hearts

May 12th, 2011 by Sharkchild

Sometimes it takes only a simple children’s fantasy to steal our hearts.

In The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman creates a wonderfully fresh world that is rooted in the-always-curious and -always-mystifying life after death—the macabre if you will. Following the life of Nobody Owens (Bod)—a boy raised and protected by ghosts on a graveyard—a tale of limitless paranormal innovations, warm ghoulish characters, and an enticing, mildly sinister plot unfolds, all while small gestures of humanity throughout pull at the strings of the heart.

You will not be able to take a slow ride through this book; it is a wonderful, delicious treat that should be gobbled up immediately by young and old alike.

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