The Graveyard Book - Mini Review

imageIt has absolutely nothing to do with golf, but I just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and thought I’d offer a recommendation.

The Graveyard Book is essentially a retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, except the lost boy resides in a graveyard, and not a jungle. Thus, his caretakers are ghosts (and other, more sinister things), and not wolves, panthers and bears. If you’ve read Kipling, you will immediately recognize the characters, and the story’s framework (those whose exposure is limited to the Disney movie will find somewhat less).

But that’s not to say Gaiman just ripped off Kipling. As you might expect from Gaiman—the author of Stardust, Coraline, Sandman and other great fantasies—The Graveyard Book is full of original twists and imagery.

The Graveyard Book is ostensibly aimed at young teens, but I think any adult with a sense of the fabulous wold enjoy it. I did.

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