The Graveyard Book

I was in the audience when Neil Gaiman won the Hugo for best novel of the year and I have finally read The Graveyard Book. I devoured this book including the wonderfully simple yet complex illustrations in one day. It, like Coraline, was a joy to read. Gaiman is a wizard with language. He’s economical and yet adventurous with English. There are sentence structures all over the map (some long, some short, some nuts) and yet he’s just so enjoyable to read. and not just by adults but children and comic book lovers too. I wish I could write like that. I imagine that, like all art that looks beautifully simple, it took a long time to get right. I enjoyed the macabre twists too. I’m not into horror at all but I don’t mind being scared by Neil Gaiman.
Very highly recommended.


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