« The Graveyard Book » (fantasy)

Neil Gaiman / Fantasy, from 9Nobody Owens

What a strange name. How can someone be Nobody?

Back cover :
“When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him – after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.”

This book takes you into the peculiar life of Nobody Owens which is full of suspense and mystery. The brilliantly paced plot just gets thicker and thicker and readers are irremediably attracted to it. As far as I am concerned, this book is another scrumptious example of magical fantasy.

Funny fact: The English title is about death (“The Graveyard Book”) while the French title is about life (“L’étrange vie de Nobody Owens”). It defines pretty well what you will find inside.

Excerpt : “Scarlett took a step away from him. She said, ‘You aren’t a person. People don’t behave like you. You’re as bad as he was. You’re a monster.’ ”

Dear Mister Gailman, thanks for sharing your unique imagination.

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