The Graveyard Book

Synopsis

'It's going to take more than a couple of good-hearted souls to raise this child. It will,' said Silas, 'take a graveyard.' 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?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.A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?
Neil Gaiman
About the author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the creator of The Sandman comic book series and the bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere (1995), Stardust (1999), the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning American Gods (2001), Coraline (2002), Anansi Boys (2005), The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013), Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett, 1990) and a retelling of the Norse myths: Norse Mythology (2017). His short story collections include Smoke and Mirrors (1998) and Fragile Things (2006). His screenwriting credits include the original BBC TV series of Neverwhere (1996), Dave McKean’s first feature film, Mirrormask (2005), two Doctor Who episodes, and Good Omens (2019).

Books by Neil Gaiman

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