Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book is about Bod Owens, whose family is killed when he's just a baby and who ends up being brought up the ghosts of a graveyard close to what was his home. He is given certain special powers to be able to live in the graveyard comfortably and he does just that until he starts growing up and venturing out bit by bit. He of course gets himself in and out of all sorts of trouble... and basically has loads of adventures.
What I remember most from my reading experience is sitting on the couch, all snug and warm, and sipping my glass of wine while reading, immersed in Bod's world. When I allowed myself the luxury of reading it like that, I loved it. When I was reading snippets here and there while also reading other books, I didn't enjoy it at all. Does that ever happen to you?
It's definitely a 'mood' book, perfect for the R.I.P. Challenge if you need suggestions and also perfect for this Saturday's Read-a-Thon.
(Ooh, I can't wait for Saturday!)
I'm told that I would love Neverwhere, so I think that'll be my next Gaiman book!
Challenges: R.I.P. Challenge, 2010 Countdown Challenge, Four Month Challenge