Book #2: The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fiction; Horror/Fantasy
First Published: 2008
Status: Read
Pages: 312
Price: PHP 419.00/$9.86

The Graveyard Book is a wistful, witty, and deliciously creepy offering from the master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. It reads like a children’s book tailor-made for adults.

Opening with arguably one of the best first lines in fiction—“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”—The Graveyard Book reels you in with its macabre start and keeps you hooked until its bittersweet end. Unlike a standard horror story, which starts out with a steady beat and builds its way to a staggering crescendo, this witty and whimsical treat from Gaiman starts at the scariest point of the piece. This book starts with bloody murder.

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