The 9th Soul

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on November 10, 2015
The Graveyard Book cover

I didn’t have this cover. I had the original one but in gold and had the Newberry Medal displayed.

After falling for his “Ocean” and “Gods” books, I figured I should read one of Gaiman’s more popular works when I saw this on a bookshelf in some random bookstore.

I’ve kept this book hidden since May this year, often reading what I initially saw as more “exciting” books in my previous book reviews. While I did have joy in reading those books, I believe I felt as if I betrayed myself by putting this book on hold for such a long time.

This book is simply amazing. I’ve never read anything quite like it. Gaiman states he drew inspiration from The Jungle Book, which is about a child raised by animals. Truth be told, this book does share an awful lot of similarity with its inspiration but it’s nothing short of original and witty when it comes to delivery and concept.

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