A review of "The Graveyard Book" — 4 years ago
I liked it. Reminiscent of other Gaimans (which is both a good and a slightly bad thing – I sometimes find that each book has characters that feel like other characters, such as the man Jack and the pair of baddies in Neverwhere, but then again, it’s been a while since I read Neverwhere).
As always, Gaiman tells a good story, and well. His conversational tone entertained me and, I thought, would work well for a younger person reading this book.
I enjoyed the progression we saw in Bod, and I became more and more fond of him as the book progressed.
One concern I have is that the opening is pretty intense, and I’d be afraid that I’d traumatize any youngster I gave or read this book to.
I really liked the Danse Macabre treatment.