The Graveyard Book


  • The Graveyard Book manages the remarkable feat of playing delightful jazz riffs on Kipling’s classic Jungle Books. One might call this book a small jewel, but in fact it’s much bigger within than it looks from the outside.
    Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last UnicornPeter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn
  • After finishing The Graveyard Book, I had only one thought — I hope there’s more. I want to see more of the adventures of Nobody Owens, and there is no higher praise for a book.
    Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels
  • It takes a graveyard to raise a child. My favorite thing about this book was watching Bod grow up in his fine crumbly graveyard with his dead and living friends. The Graveyard Book is another surprising and terrific book from Neil Gaiman.
    Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler
  • The Graveyard Book is endlessly inventive, masterfully told and, like Bod himself, too clever to fit into only one place. This is a book for everyone. You will love it to death.
    Holly Black, co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • The Graveyard Book is everything everyone loves about Neil Gaiman, only multiplied many times over, a novel that showcases his effortless feel for narrative, his flawless instincts for suspense, and above all, his dark, almost silky sense of humor.
    Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box


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