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The Graveyard Book

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I will make this short, sweet, and too the point! Primarily because I wanted to review this book sooner, but it took me a while to get to it (10 days since I finished it)

Rating: 5 stars

Audiobook rating: 5 stars (full cast version)

This was my second Neil Gaiman book and I feel like I should have started with this book first.

The story was well written. I liked how every chapter was a different story in the life of Nobody Owens. Each chapter being a snippet of an experience of Bod’s life like a puzzle piece being placed and the end of the story is the final picture each puzzle piece was responsible for.

If you haven’t read it, I don’t want to give anything away, but the ending made me tear up. I wonder if all of his endings are like this. My previous experience, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, also had a saddish ending. I also like that we meet a character in The Graveyard Book that is related to the Hempstocks from The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

I listened to this book as a full cast audiobook. This elevated the story to a level I didn’t even think was possible. Each character was brought to life by it’s own narrator making this story that much more enjoyable.

I do look forward to expanding my Neil Gaiman repitore and I wonder why it took me so long to begin reading him in the first place! I enjoyed this book so much I suggested it to my mother who listened to my audiobook in one weekend.

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