Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
When he was just a baby Bod's entire family was murdered by The Man Jack. Bod managed to crawl away to a nearby graveyard where he was adopted by the ghosts and given full privileges of the graveyard. Since the ghosts cannot leave the graveyard Silas, a vampire (although the book never actually says this) agrees to be his guardian and to bring him food. Bod's astonishing life includes lessons in vanishing, a trip to the ghoul world, learning from a Hell hound, and many warm moments with his ghost family. When The Man Jack finally tracks Bod down he will need to use all of his skills and friends to beat Jack another time.