Like many of Neil Gaiman's stories what you first expect is not what you ultimately get. He has an uncanny ability to turn the common-place upside down and have you looking at a tale from the other end - a bit like looking down the wrong end of a telescope.
It is difficult to write a review without giving away the story, the back cover has these notes;
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts.
I really enjoyed the story and was disappointing when I finished it, always the sign of a good book.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Published by Bloosbury.
List price £6.99
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