Book Review

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I am going to keep this review fairly short. A friend of mine who also posts book reviews on her blog has joked at writing one word book reviews. So my one word for this book: haveyoueverwonderedwhatwouldhappenifachildwasraisedinacemetary?

Only kidding.

Cover of
Cover of The Graveyard Book

Have you heard the expression “it takes a village to raise a child?” Well, this book is a case study for the expression “it takes a cemetery to raise a child.”


I don’t want to write too much about this book because I think you should read it. It’s a great little story, if a bit odd. I enjoyed reading it and had a hard time putting it down. I haven’t read everything ever written by Gaiman like some people I know, but everything I’ve read by him I have really loved. This book was no exception. Of course, if you haven’t read American Gods by Gaiman, read that instead (one of the best books I have EVER read, no joke).

Cover of
Cover of American Gods: A Novel

Like I said, I don’t want to get into the plot, but I will say this about Gaiman’s work. He has a knack for creating tales that are intricately woven together. When I read his work, I feel like if one small bit of it was missing, the tale wouldn’t hold together, and for some reason I think that’s what makes him so brilliant.

So, I can’t write a one-word review, but I can pretty much sum it up in one sentence…

Read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

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