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The Graveyard Book: Your Impressions

What do you all make of the 2009 Newbery Medalist, The Graveyard Book?  Have you read it before?  Are you reading it now?  Let us know!
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Some of you may like to know that Graveyard Book author, Neil Gaman, has quite a presence online.  There's his website, here.

 

He maintains a website specifically for young readers called MouseCircus, here.

 

You can follow him on Twitter, here.

 

And he offers a "Video Tour" in which he reads from The Graveyard Book at different locations, here.  It's a pleasure to hear him read chapters from the book!

 

EnJOY!

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I'd asked for this book for my birthday (Valentine's Day), and I got it!  I'm looking forward to reading it and will post when I do!

 

Has anyone else on the board read it? 

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I just read this book over the weekend! I thought it was excellent. The whole time I could picture it so well (perhaps it should be a movie? haha). I've just recently been getting into Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Stardust, and now Graveyard Book), and I absolutely love him.

 

I definitely want to recommend this book to everyone!! :smileyhappy:

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lilacbouquet wrote:

I just read this book over the weekend! I thought it was excellent. The whole time I could picture it so well (perhaps it should be a movie? haha). I've just recently been getting into Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Stardust, and now Graveyard Book), and I absolutely love him.

 

I definitely want to recommend this book to everyone!! :smileyhappy:


 

Thanks for your comments, lilac!  I hope we'll hear from others as well who have read it.  If it's that visual, I can sense another movie deal might be on the horizon for Mr. Gaman.

 

 

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Happy belated, Connie! 

 

My turn on the library wait list finally arrived! I will be commenting soon. But, if it is as good as everyone feels, it may also wind up on my B&N wish list. 

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Neil Gaiman appeared on The Colbert Report March 16, 2009.
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ConnieK wrote:
Neil Gaiman appeared on The Colbert Report March 16, 2009.

Oh that was akward. Gaiman was trying sooo hard to be polite.

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I actually like him even a little better for his appearance. He was pretty straight-forward and not dark.
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I actually like him even a little better for his appearance. He was pretty straight-forward and not dark.

Is that the first you seen of him? He's actually VERY funny and one of the warmest, effective yet modest speakers in a long time. There were some of his readings up on YouTube awhile back.

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PenelopeTX wrote:
I actually like him even a little better for his appearance. He was pretty straight-forward and not dark.

Is that the first you seen of him? He's actually VERY funny and one of the warmest, effective yet modest speakers in a long time. There were some of his readings up on YouTube awhile back.


He was also dressed rather conservatively, for him (no leather jacket, etc.) on the show.  He is an active poster on Twitter and had informed his followers that his father just passed away last week.  He was just coming back to the states from the funeral in the UK, and he was scheduled to appear on Colbert!

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He sounds like a class act. Tigg, Connie, thanks for the info on how to find out more. I'll probably try to stay alert for more from this author.
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  I have recently just started The Graveyard book and it really does get you from the first page doesn't it! I have a feeling I'm going to end up getting all of his work :smileywink:!

 

Thank you Connie, for the site Links! I will be checking out him reading the first 8 chapters!

 

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carmen22 wrote:

  I have recently just started The Graveyard book and it really does get you from the first page doesn't it! I have a feeling I'm going to end up getting all of his work :smileywink:!

 

Thank you Connie, for the site Links! I will be checking out him reading the first 8 chapters!

 

Carmen


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