Sunday, June 14, 2009

Book Chat . . .

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman -
Hey, Peeps! I just finished this book and, as far as I'm concerned, Neil Gaiman is the MAN! What an imagination and what an intriguing story that goes something like this:

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal living child who has been adopted by the inhabitants of a graveyard along with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. Dangers, adventures, and inventive characters abound. This book is not just for the Young Adult audience. (Actually, really good YA books never are according to Miss Bun.) Let it charm you, too!

Check out the trailer for the book:

Be sure to check out Neil Gaiman's website for young readers: Mr. Bobo's Remarkable Mouse Circus.

Here you can watch Mr. Gaiman read The Graveyard Book on his nine city video tour. At each stop he read one chapter of the book and then posted it on the website so everyone can listen to the author reading his own work in its entirety. (Another generous, talented soul!)

And here is his HarperCollins Publishing website: Neil Gaiman where you can look at his journal and essays, images, bio, newsletter, and FAQs.

And last, but not least, is the following talk he gave at the 2008 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.:

For some reason I now have a desperate yearning to go out and get a T-shirt that says:
It Takes A Graveyard To Raise A Child!

Book Bytes: LOVED this! This book is very highly recommended! And so is Coraline (also by Neil Gaiman).


  1. I watch the both video and i know how you feel when you are talking about something which is more important in your life.Sharing your feeling about your new book is really important.

  2. You are right and for some of us, sharing is the icing on the cake!